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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Infections: Humans can get eye irritation and infection from a number of sources or experiences. Why?
Dr. Jodi Luchs
30 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes: There are a number of pathogens which exist in fresh and salt water which can produce eye infections - sometimes serious. See your eye doctor for a a ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Nope: If it were, they wouldnt put chlorine in there, right? It just can irritate a little. Enjoy!
Dr. George Yang
27 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The chlorine may irritate your eyes, but it is temporary and safe. Consider wearing goggles if your eye do get irritated.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O SINUSITIS: UNLIKELY FROM ZOLOFT: you should rest, irrigate sinuses with saline/take a nasal spray like Nasonex/FLONASE and finish a 2-3week course of antibioti ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Irritated eyes: The weak chlorine solution found in swimming pools is an irritant to the conjunctiva of the eye. This usually results in a slight burning sensation, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Downing
59 years experience Ophthalmology
Blurred vision: Are your eyes blurry all the time, or just after swimming? Halos are common after being in water for some time, and should clear up in a few minutes a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Goggles: The easiest solution is to wear goggles.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Many people do. Wearing swimming goggles will provide better vision and make your eyes less irritated, however.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Corneal swelling.: You likely are experiencing some swelling in your cornea, the clear front portion of your eye, from exposure to the chlorine and salts in the pool wat ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Dieck
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Conjunctivitis: Sound like you may have infectious , or allergic conjunctivitis. Try cool compresses and an otc drop like vasocon a. If your symptoms persist you wil ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Pink eye is caused by the same virus that causes the common cold. It is extremely contagious and can remain infective on surfaces for hours. If you to ... Read More
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