Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Eye Infection with Bacteria Evaluation

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

Physical findings in someone with bacterial conjunctivitis include:


Usually, testing is not required to make the diagnosis of bacterial conjunctivitis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate bacterial conjunctivitis include:

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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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