How is an eyelid edema characterized in bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: Karen K Yeung, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Eyelid edema is often present, but it is mild in most cases of bacterial conjunctivitis. Severe lid edema in the presence of copious purulent discharge raises the suspicion for N gonorrhoeae infection.


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