Viral Infection of the Eye Home Care
- Discard eye makeup, contact lenses and cleaning solutions.
- Do not share towels or eye solution with others.
- Do not use contact lenses or eye makeup until symptoms are gone.
- Avoid touching your eyes.
- Wash your hands immediately after touching your face or wiping your eyes.
- Clean your eyelashes gently with a warm wet compress.
- Wash out your eyes several times per day.
- Use saline eye wash.
- Use eye drops as directed by your doctor.
- Children may return to school after:
- Drainage from the eye has resolved.
Viral Infection of the Eye Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have viral conjunctivitis and any of the following:
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