A 70-year-old female asked:
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what is an opthamologist looking for to confirm viral pink eye is gone and its now safe to wear your contacts?

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Dr. Deepak Raja
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Things we look for: We look to make sure you are not tearing and contagious, and that there is no evidence of white spots in your cornea (which can cause light sensitivity and blurry vision). This usually occurs right after the redness has subsided. You could also get dry eyes which may need to be treated prior to resuming contact lens wear. Hope that helps!
Answered on May 13, 2018
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Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Infiltrates: Viral conjunctivitis causes corneal sub epithelial infiltrates. These are only visible with the magnification use during an eye exam.
Answered on Feb 24, 2013
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Dr. Maziar Lalezary
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Contacts: If your symptoms have completely resolved, contact should be ok. However, after viral pink eye you may develop other problems that
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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See below: A miminum of 24 hours after all symptoms have abated.
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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Yea you can: You might be blurry from dry eye syndrome so try systaine balance in the blurry eye and see if it helps
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