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How to know when you have the pink eye?

How to know when you have the pink eye?

Many types: A "pink" eye can be infectious, allergic , chemical, autoimmune, phototoxic, etc. Most "pink" eyes referred to by the general public refer to infection. Baccterial conjunctivitis is often mucopurulent with a goopey discahrge, crusting of lids and sometimes blurred vision. It is easily treated with antiiotics. Other forms of "pink" eye are treated differently. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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


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How you can get pink eye in only one eye?

How you can get pink eye in only one eye?

Infected one side: Pink eye is the common term for viral infection of the eye. It may affect one eye but commonly affects both. The eye is red, has a clear discharge, may be a little swollen, sometimes is light sensitive and usually is irritated but not painful. Since it is infectious, others around you might also have the same thing or you may spread yours to them. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pink eye.

How to get rid of pink eye.

You treat the: underlying cause . It could be infectious or allergic. Treatment is done according to the cause. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the eye see light?

Can you tell me how the eye see light?

Electrical impulse: Very simple explanation: The light hits the photoreceptors. This starts a chemical reaction that initiates neurons to send electrical impulses to the optic nerve, tract, radiation and onto the visual cortex. Here your brain processes the information, again through electical impulses , and creates a visual image. ...Read more

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How do you get herpes of the eye?

How do you get herpes of the eye?

Nasal or saliva: Herpes simplex type 1 is acquired casually through the nasal secretions or saliva of a family member or friend who is shedding the virus. It resides in the ganglia of nerves and may activate and shedd when immunity wanes such as during illness & stress. A cold sore of the lip is one location. The eye can be infected if the nerve going to the cornea is involved. This infection is not an STD. ...Read more

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How can you get eye redness out?

How can you get eye redness out?

Eyedrops: There are eyedrops entitled "gets the red out" available in most pharmacies which can do this. Be sure that the redness is not due to something which needs treatment. If this is acute, is changing vision, or is accompanied by discharge from the eye, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pink eye in both eyes, one is wose then the other. How can I get rid of it quickly?

What to do if I have pink eye in both eyes, one is wose then the other. How can I get rid of it quickly?

You can't: Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is a viral infection that must run its own course. You can use over the counter drops to help with redness and irritation, but these do not alter the course of the infection. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of an eye stye?

How can you get rid of an eye stye?

Heat and antibiotic : The most successful early treatment is the use of warm compresses four times a day followed by an antibiotic/ steroid drop and/or ointment. If that treatment is unsuccessful, an ophthalmologist can painlessly lance the beast and drain it. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of red eyes?

How can you get rid of red eyes?

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 more

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How to get rid of pink eye?

Pink eye: Pink eye (conjunctivitis) refers to redness on the white of the eye and the insides of the lids caused by irritation, allergy, infection and others (glaucoma, etc). Irritation or foreign body just needs irrigation of the eye with clean water. Allergy, - antihistamines. Bacterial infection - antibiotics. Viral - antibiotics plus steroid eye drops. Ophthalmologists usually prescribe steroid eye drop. ...Read more

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Can your eye get bigger if you get a black eye and it heals properly?

Can your eye get bigger if you get a black eye and it heals properly?

Bigger eye?: If you get a black eye from trauma, and after swelling goes away the eye looks bigger (or proptotic), it could be from a retrobulbar hemorrhage (bledding behind the eye) have your eye doc evaluate this problem. ...Read more

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And how can you heal it if you get poked in the eye with scissors?

And how can you heal it if you get poked in the eye with scissors?

Eye Doctor: Because of potential eye injury you should see an ete doctor for a thooorough eye exam to be sure of the extent of injury and the appropriate treatment and follow-up. ...Read more

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How can you get your eyes dilated?

How can you get your eyes dilated?

See eye doc: Dilation is done to evaluate the internal structures of the eye by an eye doctor. They use eye drops to do this. The drops are not available to the public. ...Read more

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How to get herpes around the eyes?

How to get herpes around the eyes?

Herpes: herpes is a transmittable virus from either a cold soar or sexual contact. It can be a serious eye infection. Avoid touching a cold soar and transmitting it to your eyes and potential sexual contact with bodily fluids is a bigger concern because this category of the virus (type 2) usually causes a more serious infection. It needs to be treated with antiviral a ASAP. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how pink eye and a regular eye infection differ?

Can you please tell me how pink eye and a regular eye infection differ?

Cause: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Looking for answer to how do you get rid of pink eye?

Looking for answer to how do you get rid of pink eye?

Wait: This is a self limited viral disease. If the vision is decreased or you have pain or light sensitivity you may need treatment with steroid drops. An eye doctor evaluation is always indicated when you have an eye infection. Pink eye is contageous. ...Read more

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Can you describe how to cure pink eye at home?

Can you describe how to cure pink eye at home?

Depends: There are three different problems called "pink eye". Bacteria pink eye causes redness and pus in the eye all day. This needs antibiotics. Virus and allergy pink eyes look very similar- redness and possible drainage in the morning, but mostly tearing during the day. They will clear up on their own. Just keep the eyes clean with clear water and wash your hands well. Call doctor if getting worse. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

A highly contangious condition in which the eyeball and ...Read more