Gonorrhoea in the eyes can cause redness and irritation. It can also cause inflammation of the joints and tendons and skin lesions, but this is less common. In very rare cases it can affect the brain and heart.
Gonorrhoea tests can be done by taking swabs from the penis, vagina, anus or throat, or by taking a urine sample in men. The sexual health clinic will recommend the best test for you depending on whether you have symptoms (and what they are), as well as the kind of sex you have.
Gonorrhoea can be treated with a course of antibiotics and it is important that you complete the course. Do tell a member of staff if you think you may be pregnant as this may affect the type of antibiotic given. Remember, using condoms every time you have vaginal, anal or oral sex will significantly reduce the risk of getting or passing on STIs including gonorrhoea. Condoms can be used for different types of sex (anal, oral and vaginal). If you are treated for gonorrhoea, it is really important that your partner is also treated before you have sex again to prevent reinfection.