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I've got a relentless eye infection and i am out of perscription drops. does anyone know of a simple eye solution that will clear the infection?

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Dr. Barbara Devane
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: An eye infection can last a couple weeks if it is due to a virus. Antibiotic eye drops do not help if the infection is viral. Also, eyelid inflammation or blepharitis can cause red eyes as well as allergies. You should be examined by an ophthalmologist to determine the cause.

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Last updated May 14, 2015

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