Viral Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Feb 15, 2023
  • Author: Ingrid U Scott, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of viral conjunctivitis, aside from those in the next section, include the following:

  • Nasolacrimal duct obstruction

  • Pharyngoconjunctival fever

  • Nongranulomatous anterior uveitis

  • HSV keratoconjunctivitis

  • VZV keratoconjunctivitis

  • Ocular chlamydial infections

  • Vernal keratoconjunctivitis

  • Atopic keratoconjunctivitis

  • Blepharoconjunctivitis

  • Contact lens keratoconjunctivitis

  • Foreign body

  • Epithelial keratitis

  • Toxic keratopathy

  • Hypersensitivity keratitis

Differential Diagnoses