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Blurred vision after conjunctivitis (pink eye), what to do?

Blurred vision after conjunctivitis (pink eye), what to do?

Blurred vision: Blurred vision is a very uncommon result of a conjunctivitis. If this occurs, it should be evaluated by a trained eye doctor. ...Read more

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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I have blurred vision from pink eye. How long will it last and how often to get rechecked?

I have blurred vision from pink eye. How long will it last and how often to get rechecked?

Varies.: Blurred vision from a mucopurulent bacterial discharge will usually improve in 2-3 days. A viral conjunctivitis with corneal infiltrates can potentially impair the vision for many months. ...Read more

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I have blurred vision after last week's pink eye. How long will it last and what can I do to help it?

I have blurred vision after last week's pink eye. How long will it last and what can I do to help it?

Can't say: Likely is ekc which leaves little opacities in the cornea which can affect vision and can last for months. Or, you still may have some mucus in your eyes. You need to see an ophthalmologist if your vision not normal. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blurred vision from pink eye. How long will it last and what can I do to help it?

What to do if I have blurred vision from pink eye. How long will it last and what can I do to help it?

Depends: If you have classic adult pink eye, which is viral, then you most likely have one of the viruses lasting 3-10 days with complete resolution. If you have one of the less common viruses which also cause immune deposits on the cornea (ekc) it might last longer and require short to long term topical steroids. The other type does not respond to antibiotics. Your ophthalmologist can diagnosis / treat. ...Read more

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So my eye has thick mucus buildup at the tearduct, is slightly swollen&crust has formed also slight blurred vision.I think it's pink eye but not sure?

So my eye has thick mucus buildup at the tearduct, is slightly swollen&crust has formed also slight blurred vision.I think it's pink eye but not sure?

A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Could blurred vision/vision loss be a side effect of sinusitus&pink eye?

Could blurred vision/vision loss be a side effect of sinusitus&pink eye?

Yes: You can certainly get pink eye and sinusitis together, and temporary blurred vision from pink eye. If it persists after a few weeks i would get an exam. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear one contact lens in my right eye for only two hours. I have a form of pink eye in my left eye which still has some blurred vision.

Is it safe to wear one contact lens in my right eye for only two hours. I have a form of pink eye in my left eye which still has some blurred vision.

Not recommended: Conjunctivitis can spread quickly from one eye to the other. Therefore you should not wear contact lenses at all until the infection is clear. Continuing to wear the contact can increase the risk of worsening infection, corneal injury etc. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have blurry vision after pink eye?

Is it normal to have blurry vision after pink eye?

Pink eye: For a little while if there is residual swelling. If the drainage persists, see a doc. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is 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 the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more