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Conjunctivitis Eye Exam
My eosinophils on my labs was 6.8. Is this normal even when taking 10 mg Claritin/day? I had allergic conjunctivitis and blurriness during eye exam.
EOSINOPHILIA: YES: EOSINOPHILIA IS COMMONLY SEAN WITH ALLERGY FLARE. Even on antihistamines. To be through it should be rejected, but it is only minimally elevated ...Read more
An eye exam consists of checking the vision. If this is not normal a manifest refraction is done to determine if any glasses are needed. This is the test where the patient is asked which lens is better number one or two. Then the health of the eye is evaluated with a microscope called a slit lamp. To be able to see the back of the eye, the retina, ...Read more
Depends on the type: Infectious conjunctivitis is usually bacterial or viral. Both can be transmitted by touch. The viral form is highly contagious and virus can last for hours on inanimate objects like mugs and computers. If you have viral conjunctivitis it is best to avoid any work that could permit transmission of the virus to others. See an eye doctor before going to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This is quite typical.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Hygiene: The by far most common cause of conjunctivitis is viral. There is no actual treatment for this. You should keep the eye clean, and take care not to spread the condition to your family, coworkers and friends. These are self limited conditions which will self heal in 3-10 days in most cases. ...Read more
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