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Eye redness not going away with antibiotics

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Viral: Majority of pink eyes or conjunctivitis are viral, therefore they have to run their course usually 10-14 days. Antibiotics alone won't make any diffe... Read More
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Many things: Red eyes can be from inflammation from chronic allergies, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (minor infection of the eyelid margin), meibomianitis (blocked... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to he... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Depends: Eye redness caused by pink eye should be completely resolved before you return to work. Otherwise, you may transmit the infection to your co-workers. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Not long: It is important to identify the cause of eye redness, especially if it is associated with pain and/or vision loss. Redness is often caused by dry eyes... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
"red out" drops: If the redness is from allergy, dryness, or irritation, then "gets the red out" drops can whiten the eye. This is useful for pictures and social occa... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: If due to hemorrhage under the conjunctiva (over the whites of the eyes), then nothing matters and it will clear nicely. If infectious, you might nee... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Prevention?: The eye's normal response to anything that irritates it is to become red ;/or to tear ;/or to make more mucous. Trying to protect the ocular surface w... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Lack of sleep/eyes: The redness of your eyes when you haven't slept is usually due to excessive dryness. While you sleep, your eyes are constantly bathed by your tears an... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Cold compresses: Cold compresses causes vasoconstriction and will decrease redness in the eyes. But the most important question is why you have redness in your eyes.... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Artificial tears: Redness is a sign of irritation. Dry eye is the most common cause, so try over-the-counter artificial tear drops first. If other things, such as aller... Read More

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