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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
"Pink eye": There are many causes for a red eye, including trauma, eye disease ( glaucoma, retinal detachment), allergies, and infection (bacterial or viral). Tre ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Tears : Pink eye typically refers to viral conjunctivitis. It usually affects both eyes and because it is due to a virus, is treated symptomatically with otc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
22 years experience Family Medicine
Antihistamine: You may use zaditor (ketotifen) ophthalmic solution ANS see your doctor the following day.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience Ophthalmology
None really: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so eye drops, including antibiotics, are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Some have preservatives (longer shelf life) and may also irritate the conjunctiva due to sensitivities of individual patients.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: Fluorometholone drops are inflammatory steroids. Used acutely, they can suppress inflammation dramatically. If used for extended periods, they can c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Not much: Usually viral and drops dont help. Should be gone in a week or so, like a cold.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Val Zudans
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Conjunctivitis: Viral conjunctivitis can often take up to two weeks to heal and is unresponsive to antibiotics. The body's immune system builds up resistance to the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
24 years experience Family Medicine
May not happen: You may not be able to cure conjunctivitis within 24 hrs unless it's just due to minor allergies. Be very careful not to overuse the eye drops as that ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Guibor
54 years experience Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist: You need to ask this question to your local ophthalmologist. Nothing is cured overnight. What you want and what you get are two different things. go ... Read More
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