Updated 23 April 2015

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Unsure if you need antibiotics for conjunctivitis?

Bacterial infections usually occur in both eyes with a pussy discharge, whereas viral infections mostly affect only one eye (but can quickly spread to the other eye) and have a watery discharge. If your eyelids stick together when you wake up in the mornings, it is most likely bacterial and you will need antibiotic eye drops.

For more information on keeping your eye healthy, visit the Health24 Eye Health Centre.


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