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Does pink eye cause pain in the back of the eye?

Does pink eye cause pain in the back of the eye?

Not usually: Pink eye pain is usually more surface irritation. There could be a sinus pain associated with pink eye or it could be something more serious that needs evaluating. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

The conjunctiva is the outer layer of thye eye. Conjunctivitis means inflammation by any irritant. The normal pale clear tissue will look iritated and discolored from light pink to angry red and ...Read more


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What is my back pain from I have had a serious sinus infection for 3 weeks. Currently I am recovering from the sinus infection and pink eye. Since recovery my back has been in chronic pain. I know it is not from coughing or anything and it is not just in

Most : Most likely you have strained your back from being sick, but rarely infections may spread through your blood to your back and cause an infection in your back. I would recommend being checked out by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What is a pink eye versus uveitis in the eye?

What is a pink eye versus uveitis in the 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 more

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Can you use neosporin around the eye; it has become raw from rubbing from pink eye?

Can you use neosporin around the eye; it has become raw from rubbing from pink eye?

Pink eye: Yes you can. Keep in mind..pink eye is a very very contagious viral infection. If your rubbing all the time, your spreading virus all over your hands..and then to everyone around you. You should avoid touching your eyes at all when this happens. ...Read more

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Currently on eye drops for pink eye. It went away but now I have redness just on the outside and inner corner. Still taking the eye drops?

Currently on eye drops for pink eye. It went away but now I have redness just on the outside and inner corner. Still taking the eye drops?

See eye doctor: Sometimes once the virus clears, the immune system still fights and you may need to see an eye doctor to look for infiltrates that may require steroid drops to clear. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between my daughter having pink eye, begin poked in the eye, or something irritating her eye......She's 11 months?

Exam: She needs an exam. Getting poked would typically only cause tearing, and then lead to possible redness. An infection would be red with possible discharge and tearing, irritation could be all of the above. ...Read more

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What could I do to find out if its pink eye or a sty in the eye?

Different locations: Pink eye refers to an infection in the conjunctiva, the clear membrane over the white of your eye. A sty is an infection in one of the glands in the eyelid. ...Read more

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I have pink eye can I use the eye drops the doctor gave me from to month's ago and there not expired yet?

I have pink eye can I use the eye drops the doctor gave me from to month's ago and there not expired yet?

Unexpired eye drops: Did the doctor prescribe the same drops again? if he did then it is OK because it is not expired .if it was not prescribed do not use it as the condition may be different, as pink eye twice in 2 months is unusual , may be dry eye, chemical, viral, bacterial or iritis/anteior uveitis -an inflammation-not infection , even glaucoma ( usually pain) f/u/ with ophthalmologist or optometrist . ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Definition)

Pink eye is also known as Conjunctivitis. Inflammation of a layer called the conjunctiva is referred to as "pink ...Read more


Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more