Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Checkup For Pink Eye Evaluation

The evaluation of a viral conjunctivitis begins with a medical history and physical examination, including an eye exam.

Physical findings in someone with viral conjunctivitis may include:

Tests are not required to make the diagnosis of viral conjunctivitis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate viral conjunctivitis include:

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Checkup For Pink Eye References
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