How does bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye) affect the pupil?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: Karen K Yeung, OD, FAAO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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The pupil reacts normally in bacterial conjunctivitis. Anisocoria or a fixed pupil in the setting of a red eye should raise the suspicion for angle-closure glaucoma or iritis with posterior synechiae. [5]


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