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Viral conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva of viral etiology.
Signs and symptoms include unilateral or bilateral eye redness, foreign body sensation and follicular conjunctival reaction.
It may be caused by adenovirus, herpes simplex or molluscum contagiosum.

Conjunctivitis%20-%20viral Signs and Symptoms


  • Inflammation of the conjunctiva of viral etiology
    • May be a part of a viral prodrome or is the only symptom of a viral illness

Signs and Symptoms

  • Symptoms become worse for the 1st 3-5 days then gradually resolve in 2-3 weeks
  • Mild to moderate eye redness and pruritus 
  • Watery eye discharge
  • Rare bilateral eye involvement
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Follicular conjunctival reaction
  • Common lymphadenopathy
  • Common upper respiratory coinfection
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