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Can I have conjunctivitis (pink eye) without having any pinkness or redness in my eyes?

Can I have conjunctivitis (pink eye) without having any pinkness or redness in my eyes?

Possibly: Pink eye, or epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, by definition causes red eyes. As the infection starts to heal, the pink tinge of the conjunctiva (skin over the white of the eye) may diminish to a point where it appears normal, but you may still be contagious. A rule of thumb is that as long as you do not look or feel 100% normal, you may still be infected and contagious. ...Read more

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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


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Hello, I was diagnosed with conjunctivitis (pink eye), but I have no redness or discharge. How is that possible?

Hello, I was diagnosed with conjunctivitis (pink eye), but I have no redness or discharge. How is that possible?

What symptoms?: You must have seen an ophthalmologist ( I hope not another type of doctor) for this diagnosis. It would be unusual to have pink eye without redness or discharge. Perhaps you need a second look or a second opinion. Especially if you are having other symptoms such as vision loss or light sensitivity. ...Read more

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Is all eye redness called conjunctivitis?

Is all eye redness called conjunctivitis?

No: Conjunctivitis is defined as inflammation of the conjunctiva. One of the principle markers of inflammation is redness caused by dilation of the blood vessels. Therefore, all forms of conjunctivitis have varying degrees of associated redness. However, not all redness is caused by conjunctivitis. For example, a broken blood vessel can cause redness but is not caused by inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of eye redness from conjunctivitis?

What is the best way to get rid of eye redness from conjunctivitis?

Patience: Conjunctivitis is usually a viral infection of the lining of the eye and the redness and dilation are the bodies response to try and rid itself of the infection. Even if there were a way to get rid of the redness, you would want the defensive responses to remain active. Have patience and your body will win the battle and the redness with recede. ...Read more

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When taking antibiotic and steroid eye gtts for conjunctivitis, when should I stop taking them? I have a little redness but minimal pain.

When taking antibiotic and steroid eye gtts for conjunctivitis, when should I stop taking them? I have a little redness but minimal pain.

Be careful: Just make sure a qualified md is involved. Viral infections by far cause most cases of conjunctivitis and steroids can be very harmful to the cornea. This is not to say the treatment is inappropriate..But caution is advised. ...Read more

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I got conjunctivitis(not severe,just beginning), how long would it be until the redness goes away on trimethoprim polymyxin B ophthalmic eye drops. ?

I got conjunctivitis(not severe,just beginning), how long would it be until the redness goes away on trimethoprim polymyxin B ophthalmic eye drops. ?

CONJUNCTIVITIS : Conjunctivitis is very contagious with your symptoms it sounds more bacterial than allergic . Redness tends to resolve in 1-3dys. You can add in ZYRTEC (cetirizine) &PATANOL DROPS to cover any allergic component. ...Read more

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One of my eyes got a little red but only half of it. I had viral conjunctivitis on march but on both eyes. What could it be?

One of my eyes got a little red but only half of it. I had viral conjunctivitis on march but on both eyes. What could it be?

Tough to say: It could be the viral conjunctivitis is still causing some minor inflammation, or allergies are adding to your issues. If it persists, see the Dr. for an examination. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes always red in the morning if i go to sleep early? I have no allergies and it's not conjunctivitis?

Why are my eyes always red in the morning if i go to sleep early? I have no allergies and it's not conjunctivitis?

Allergies: You could be allergic to something in your room or bedding. This also could be dry eyes that worsen at night since there is little tear release while you sleep. Try an over the counter tear gel before going to bed and see if this helps. ...Read more