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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
Pinhole effect: When you squint, you narrow the opening in front of your eye to allow only direct rays of light into the eye which improves clarity. Ophthalmologists use this as a clinical test with a pinhole paddle to see if you need eyeglasses. This is not functionally useful as it cuts off the major amount of light but is a good test for a need for glasses. ...Read more
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
Maybe: In reality "pink eye" can have a lot of causes but usually refers to conjunctivitis. There are different types of conjunctivitis. The most common would be viral, bacterial and allergic. Zaditor (ketotifen) will help most with allergic conjunctivitis usually from seasonal allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conjunctivitis: A pink eye can be due to many things. Classically a "pink eye" is due to viral conjunctivitis, is very contagious ; lasts 2wks despite meds. If you do have true pink eye, the most natural way to treat it is cold ice packs for itchiness; cold tears in refrigerator helps also. If severe an eyemd can rx stronger drops. Clear eyes help but does not cure. ...Read more
Could be: Is this in one or both eyes? Do the eyes feel as if there is an irritation instead of pain? Is the discharge clear or sticky or is there pus? Is the vision changed? Have you worn contact lenses? Have you swam in a lake or pool? The answer to all of these will determine whether it is pink eye or something more serious. If in doubt check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
It depends: You must see a doctor to determine if it is viral or bacterial infection, or allergy-related. ...Read more
Prevent spread: Now that you know how it is spread, work to prevent spreading to those around you. Wash your hands a lot! don't shake hands, share pens, towels or pillows. Wash your hands again! the best thing you can do is not give this to your family friends and coworkers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One eye red in corner. Doc says pink eye, antibiotics don't help. 3rd week red, now in both. Can it be viral pink eye(no cold)? How long does it last?
Red White And Blue?: Yes. The first guess would be a "viral" or viral-like infection. If it lasts longer than a month I'd get more concerned and want to be seen by an opthalmologist (eye doctor). It probably spread to the other eye from an inadvertent touching or rubbing. As long as your vision is OK and there isn't a bunch of goo dripping out or it's real painful you can afford to wait. ...Read more
Define "help": Clear eye drops can provide some comfort to the eye irritation that accompanies pinkeye.They do not kill the germs causing it, but could have some benefit. Since some pinkeye is just viral many of the antibiotic drops prescribed for the problem have no more effect than clear eye drops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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