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Question:
I have a kidney transplant scheduled in two weeks. My wife is the donor and has had pink eye for a week. Will they still perform the surgery?  

Answer:
In all likelihood, yes. Pink eye, also known as viral conjunctivitis is caused by a virus and resolves on its own. If there is evidence of mucus discharge and mattering of the eyelids upon awakening, then this may suggest a bacterial conjunctivitis and may require an antibiotic.

Answered by: Robert Melendez, MDDr. Robert Melendez

Categories: General Eye Health

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Answered: Nov 20, 2012

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