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Cold In Your Eye Vs Pink Eye
Totally different: Pink eye is the popular term for conjunctivitis which in adults is usually caused by a virus infecting the liniing of the eye similar to a cold infecting the lining of the throat. Most are self limited and need little care. Uveitis is a sterile inflammation of the inside of the eye causing pain, light sensitivity and a risk of internal eye damage. Treatment is with steroids; see an ophthalmolog ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
Red eye: Pink eye is usually due to a bacterial infection, the lids get mattery, crusty, and stuck shut. Allergies make the surface of the eye red and produce a clear watery discharge, and is usually associated with some itching, and if you rub the eye you can get it secondarily infected and end up with a pink eye condition in addition. A cold is associated with a clear discharge and it can be infected. ...Read more
Stubborn father has a red eye, half the eye is red from eyeball to corner of eye towards the nose. Refuses doc, no vision issues. Going on 5 days?
He's probably right: If bright red (like blood), and no pain or other symptoms, it's probably a subconjunctival hemorrhage, i.e. a small broken blood vessel. It can happen from normal eye rubbing. It probably will clear up very soon, and quite suddenly. He'll probably wake up in the next couple of days with an entirely normal looking eye. In that case and if it doesn't happen repeatedly, he (and you) can rest easy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye redness w/ tears one day in right eye and sensitivity to light..Now right eye is somewhat blurrier than usual (w/glasses) and seeing things double?
I put allergy eye drops in her eye & noticed a red vein with a dark spot at end, in both eyes. In same area. Drops made her eyes burn more.
Type of drop: Without an actual picture, it is hard to tell what the problem is. As for burning- when the eyes are irritated , even plain saline may burn. On the other hand, an antihistamine eye drop called Optivar tends to cause more burning than others. Try refrigerating the eye drop to see if it cuts down the sting. ...Read more
What's the difference between viral conjunctivitis and keratitis? I'm afraid I have keratitis. My eye is red, light sensitive, teary and blurry
Inflammation: Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva (covering on the white part of the eye). Keratitis is inflammation of the cornea (clear layer in front of the iris). Both can be caused by viruses and both can be present at the same time. The light sensitivity and blurred vision could be caused by keratitis. Anytime you have blurred vision you should see your eye doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Coughing, nasal congestion, sneezing. Lower eyelid of one eye is swollen and hurts to the touch and eyes water. Connected or possible eye infection?
A few varieties: While most pink eye (conjunctivitis) is due to a virus which affects the lining of the eye, there are a few which also disturb the corneal surface blurring the vision. These require a different treatment than the usual ones. See your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
Best type of eye drop for sinusitis related itch, red eyes . worst in the morning. most noticible on the outer edges of eye, away from no nose?
Ocular allergies: For people suffering from allergic related sinus & ocular issues, many available medications are available. For ocular surface itching, you can try zaditor™ Found over the counter twice daily. If eyelid margins feel itchy, moderately warm compresses followed by cleansing the eyelashes and lids with diluted baby shampoo twice daily may alleviate your symptoms. Prior to going to bed, try gel i drops ...Read more
Eye mucous: Mucous from your eyes can be caused by either allergies or dry eyes. You can try some over the counter artificial tears on a regular basis for several days to see if this helps your symptoms. If you're having more problems, then discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a refractive error of -5.75 in both eyes (myopia & astigmatism) and floaters in both eyes. Is a pupil dilation better than the digital retinal?
No: In fact, using the eye may help a little. Normal blinking and tearing can help remove excess germs from the surface of the eye. So by keeping the eye open, you may actually be reducing the number of days that the infection lasts. At the very least, it will not worsen the condition, so do not bother keeping your eyes closed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer