A member asked:

Had ptergyium surgery 5 days ago.using antibiotic drops and prednisolone drops 4 times a day. eye is red and looks bloody . is this normal?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Richard Bensinger answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Yes: The conjunctiva, the tissue adjacent to the removed pterygium is highly sensitive and very reactive. Your surgery has triggered this sensitivity and the eyes after this can be expected to be very red and sometimes bloody for several weeks but all should work out in the end.

Answered 11/2/2015


Dr. Rajesh Khanna answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Normal: It is normal to be experiencing a bloody look on your eye. Continue to instill the antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drops as instructed and the redness will go away within days.

Answered 9/25/2013



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