A 18-year-old female asked:
Contact wearer w/1 red, itchy watery eye with clear discharge for 3 days. other eye now red no othr sx.when should i see a dr? & gp or ophthalmologist
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Jacksonanswered
Addiction Medicine 32 years experience
Ophthalmologist: This may be contact lens induced, a gp would not be able to tell if this were the case.
4.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Pamela Pappasanswered
Psychiatry 44 years experience
See doctor now: Please do not wear your contacts if having itchy sensations, discharge, and reddening of your eyes. I suggest seeing your ophthalmologist. Your contacts or your cleaning solution could be irritating your eyes, or you could have an eye infection. Alternative possibility could be more systemic allergies, but first things first. Good luck.
4.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Jon Fishburnanswered
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
D/c contacts: Try wearing your glasses for awhile until symptoms resolve. I presume you are experiencing allergies to something, and a trial of over the counter zaditor™ two times daily for several days should help to calm down the symptoms. Also warm compresses and lid hygiene if any matter is accumulating on lashes. If not sufficiently better after several days, an eye exam to see if contact lens related.
4.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 25, 2017
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