What is Viral Conjunctivitis?

Viral conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, is a common, self-limiting condition that is typically caused by adenovirus.

Viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious, usually for 10-12 days from onset as long as the eyes are red. Patients should avoid touching their eyes, shaking hands, and sharing towels, napkins, pillow cases, and other fomites, among other activities. Children should generally be kept out of school until resolution.

Transmission may occur through accidental inoculation of viral particles from the patient’s hands or by contact with infected upper respiratory droplets, fomites, or contaminated swimming pools. The infection usually resolves spontaneously within 2-4 weeks.

Symptoms

Red Eyes, Itching, and Blurry Vision.

You will need to see an eye doctor.