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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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Can a pink eye medicine help allergic reddened eyes?

Need allergy meds: 'pink eye' (conjuctivitis) is due to a viral or bacterial infection and responds to anti-biotic drops. Allergic conjuctivitis responds to allergy meds such as Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops or even otc oral meds such as benedryl, zyrtec, allegra, or Claritin (or generics). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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What can cause pink eye?

What can cause pink eye?

Viral conjunctivitis: He overwhelming majority of "pink eye" cases are due to viral conjunctival infection. This is usually self limited, dramatic looking, and moderately contagious. There are other causes of eye redness. See your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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Could a blepharoplasty cause pink eye? Is it possible for a blepharoplasty to cause someone to get an infection like pink eye? .

Could a blepharoplasty cause pink eye? Is it possible for a blepharoplasty to cause someone to get an infection like pink eye?

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Blepharoplasty: "Pink eye" is an infection in the eye. Blepharoplasty does not cause this. Surgery is performed under sterile technique. Infection from blepharoplasty is extremely rare. ...Read more

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Can a scratched eye turn into a pink eye?

Can a scratched eye turn into a pink eye?

YES: An eye abrasion can get infected. So it is best to get seen if an eye becomes red/painful after trauma (injury). ...Read more

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Can pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis) supposed to be painful?

Can pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis) supposed to be painful?

Can be: Bacterial conjunctivitis can be painful or irritating, however if the pain is severe or coupled by blurring, sensitivity to light or associated with local swelling then there may be other underlying conditions requiring further investigation with a trained eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can a sunburn cause a swollen eye?

Can a sunburn cause a swollen eye?

Yes: Yes, a sunburn on the eyelid skin can cause it to swell. Sun exposure to the eye over the long term can lead to growths on the eye: pinguecula, pterygium, or other abnormal growths. Sun protection for the eye and around the eye is best. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate pink eye from allergic red eyes?

How can I differentiate pink eye from allergic red eyes?

Itching: Both pink eye (a highly contagious infection most often caused by viruses) and allergy eyes can be red, have copious amounts of drainage, and be mattered shut in the mornings. Itching may be the best way to differentiate between the two. Itch is a hallmark for allergic reactions; not much else involves the eyes, ears, nose, and throat like allergies. A doctor can help tell the difference too. ...Read more

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Could a scratched eye cause blindness?

Could a scratched eye cause blindness?

Unlikely: Most eyes with scratches have a defect produced in the corneal epithelium which is quite painful but heals well. The scratch would have to penetrate the eye or cause a progressive infection for the eye to proceed to blindness. And the person would have to ignore the symptoms of these and not get help. ...Read more

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Can i treat pink eye with polysporine eye drops?

Can i treat pink eye with polysporine eye drops?

Eye infection: I would not treat an eye infection without seeing an eye doctor to get a definite diagnosis and treatment plan. Many causes are viral and will not respond to antibiotics, and some cases of red eye are not an infection at all. Plus, some antibiotics work better than others for a given condition, depending on the patient's history. ...Read more

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How does pink eye and a regular eye infection differ?

Usually the same: Pink eye is the popular term for conjunctivitis which is usually viral. The eyes can become infected by many different organisms so pink eye is simply a description but not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could similasan pink eye relief help with a stye in the upper eyelid?

Could similasan pink eye relief help with a stye in the upper eyelid?

No: I think that compound is not that great for anything.(personal opinion). The stye is an eyelash gland infection ; can respond to local warm compresses ; eyelid cleansing with local antibiotic cream. ...Read more

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Can chloramphenicol cause pink eye and will it be permanent?

Yes: Chloramphenicol can cause ocular surface irritation in some patients. If you develop this issue, the med can be discontinued and another med can be utilized. The redness should resolve once the med is discontinued. ...Read more

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Can sinus infections cause a blurry eye?

Can sinus infections cause a blurry eye?

Sometimes: Sometimes, especially if the nasal congestion produces a blockage of the nasolacrimal drainage system and tearing. See your eye doctor and medical doctor or ent. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


Dr. Andrea Kossler
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Hordeolum (Definition)

This is an inflammation of a gland in the lid, analogous to a pimple, in which stagnated secretion becomes infected and sets up a focal inflammation. It is a fancy term for what most ...Read more