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Generally an upper respiratory tract infection associated with a viral conjunctivitis does not affect the eye pressure. In some circumstances, if the eye becomes extremely congested, the eye pressure could increase a small amount, but this would not be typical. If you have concerns about the nature of your eye, it is important to see your Eye M.D. for a full evaluation.
Answered by: Louis B. Cantor, MD
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Answered: Jan 29, 2013
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