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- Red or pink colour of the eye
- Itchy, sore or burning sensations in your eyes
- Watery eyes
- Blurred vision
- Swelling of the eyelids
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Green or yellow discharge (bacterial conjunctivitis)
- Watery discharge (viral conjunctivitis)
- Mucus discharge (allergic conjunctivitis)
Many of the symptoms associated with conjunctivitis are easily recognisable.
The most distinct of these is having a red or a pink colour to the white of your eye—your conjunctiva. Another very common symptom of the condition is an itchy, sore or burning feeling as well as your eyes feeling watery. In some cases, you might also experience a sensitivity to light, blurred vision and a swelling of your eyelids.
Discharge (a watery, often foul-smelling, liquid) is another very common symptom of the condition. The type of discharge you have can often help to show what form of conjunctivitis you have. Green or yellow discharge usually indicates bacterial conjunctivitis. A clear, watery discharge usually indicates viral conjunctivitis. A mucus discharge usually suggests allergic conjunctivitis.