Acute bacterial conjunctivitis is characterized by a copious, purulent discharge, mild-to-moderate pain with a tingling sensation, and diminished vision. Other symptoms include red eye with a foreign body sensation. The best diagnostic indicator is glued eye(s) upon waking. Bacterial conjunctivitis can only be treated using prescription medications; therefore, patients should be referred to their physician.
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