Conjunctivitis : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs

  • Blurred vision
  • Crusts that form on the eyelid overnight
  • Eye pain
  • Gritty feeling in the eyes
  • Increased tearing
  • Itching of the eye
  • Redness in the eyes
  • Sensitivity to light

Diagnosis & Tests

  • Examination of the eyes
  • Swab of conjunctiva for analysis


Review Date : 11/10/2008
Reviewed By : Linda Vorvick, MD, Family Physician, Seattle Site Coordinator, Lecturer, Pathophysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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