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How can viral pink eye last? Twice I have gone to Dr, eyes

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How long can viral pink eye last? Twice I have gone to Dr, eyes still itchy with all symptoms like pink eye. I'm noticing symptoms increase at night. Second Dr. Said I overused the drops (2 weeks instead of one) and will not give any more drops. I believe I accidentally reinfected my eye with old make up. I'm re-cleaning and buying new make up and will read instructions better but in the mean time going crazy and giving myself wrinkles scratching my eyes. Especially left eye. Dr. Doesn't think bacterial but possibly viral. Red, inflamed on inside watery when I scratch. Some clear discharge at night. Two eye surgeries for strobismus approx 43 and 15 years ago. Right eye significantly stronger than left eye.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

Usually it will be cleared up within one to two weeks.