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Eye Drops For Conjuctivitis
Diagnose b4 treat: Allopathic eye drops are submitted to the fda for approval, whereas over the counter remedies such as ayurvedic eye drops are not regulated. There are hundreds of causes of red eye, and many causes of conjunctivitis. It is better to see an eye care professional for a diagnosis before self medicating with itone eye drops. ...Read more
I got blurry vision due to viral conjuctivitis.Its been 2 weeks now im using a couple of eye drops. No significant improvement.Is it serious?
Yes!: Viral conjunctivitis can cause serious and irreversible corneal scarring. This must be attended to promptly and competently. This must be seen and followed by an ophthalmologist; this is beyond the care level that an optometrist can provide. This may even be an issue that may need to be elevated to the level of a cornea specialist. Do not delay! ...Read more
Yes: As an interesting fact, most of the conjunctivitis I see is virally caused. Often an affected individual has been treated at Urgent care facility after hrs, & is prescribed an antibiotic, usually an aminoglycoside (gentamicin, or tobramycin). When they see me, it's on the basis of worsening eye condition. Often (not always) 1 of these 2 antibiotics causes significant ocular Irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I was conjunctivitis yesterday and want to cure it by tomorrow! I'm taking eye drops every 2 hours! how can I cure it by tomorrow!?
Not much: Usually viral and drops dont help. Should be gone in a week or so, like a cold. ...Read more
What do you suggest if i had conjunctivitis yesterday and want to cure it by tomorrow! i'm taking eye drops every 2 hours! how can I cure it by tomorrow!?
Ophthalmologist: You need to ask this question to your local ophthalmologist. Nothing is cured overnight. What you want and what you get are two different things. good luck ...Read more
After completing a course of regular eye drops for conjunctivitis, when can I wear my contact lenses again?
It depends: If you have just a simple bacterial conjunctivitis, i recommend patients use glasses for 1 week following therapy if completely recovered. Also, disposing of solutions and cases and starting with a new pair of disposable lenses may be helpful as well. If any irritation returns, be seen immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had conjunctivitis, on my last day of chloramphenicol eye drops. Today I've woken up and my eyes are burning and gone pink again. What could cause it?
Can sleeping under an open window be the cause of my constant conjunctivitis? Its been coming and going for a while now i've used eye drops which help
Is it conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis is a non-specific description of conjunctival inflammation. It can be viral, bacterial, allergic amongst others. More information is needed, such as which drops helped. It's unlikely that sleeping under an open window would cause recurrent conjunctivitis unless it's allergic. ...Read more
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