I have a mild sore throat, and my daughter has an ear infection. Neither of my children have pink eye.
Thanks for your response. All of what you have mentioned are protocol with which I'm very familiar. I suspect a possible misdiagnosis because the doctor at the walk-in clinic did not check my pupil reactivity, nor look at my eyes with the opthalmoscope. I've never had a pinkeye infection that lasted more than a few days. I'm at one week now.
It started in the left eye, then moved to the right eye. The eyes are moderately itchy, and I'm unable to produce my own tears. My eyes appear to have a yellowish film over them.
These symptoms do sound consistent with a viral conjunctivitis. Not all episodes of viral conjunctivitis are the same. It is possible to contract a particularly virulent strain that doesn't go away in a few days. In fact, some of the more virulent strains of this I've seen in my patients can last 10-14 days.
Okay, so patience is key here then. I just usually heal so quickly so it's alarming for me. Thanks.