Ophthalmologist Questions Pink eye

How long does pink eye typically last?

My daughter contracted pink eye from her friend, and we took her to her doctor immediately, who gave us eyedrops. How long does pink eye usually clear up?

2 Answers

Usually one week
If it is viral, which most are it can be red for 3-4 days. If it is bacterial, the eye drops should help by 2 days in decreasing the redness and drainage.