What follow-up is needed in the treatment of acute conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Michael A Silverman, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Refer patients to their primary care provider for follow-up in 2-3 days to ensure they are responding to treatment. Viral conjunctivitis is usually self-limited to 10-14 days, but symptoms may persist for as many as 6 weeks.


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