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How long does pink eye associated with conjunctivitis last?

How long does pink eye associated with conjunctivitis last?

Bacterial Course: Conjunctivis caused by bacteria can cause thick drainage from eye. With use of antibiotic drop, drainage clears within 72 hrs and eye redness may continue 7-10 days with gradual improvement. After using eyedrops for 24 hours, and if pus is minimal, children can return to day care or school. ...Read more

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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Can sleeping with eye shades cause eye pain?

Can sleeping with eye shades cause eye pain?

If they're too tight: If your eye shades are putting pressure on your eyes because they are too tight, an aching pain could result. If your eyes are partially open behind the shades and the shades touch your corneas or bend your eyelashes into your eyes this could result in sharp pain. You should stop wearing them if they induce pain. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with eye shade cause eye pain?

Can sleeping with eye shade cause eye pain?

Eye pain pressure: The eye shades can cause eye pain if the shades are pressed too tight against the eyes. Also, an allergic reaction can occur around the eyes causing swelling , pressure on the eyes, and subsequent pain. ...Read more

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Does wearing contacts usually make your eye bloodshot?

Does wearing contacts usually make your eye bloodshot?

No: If your eyes are red with contact lens wear there is a problem. Stop contact lens wear and switch to your glasses and see your eye doctor for help. Cheers! ...Read more

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Can sleeping with contacts on damage your eye sight?

Can sleeping with contacts on damage your eye sight?

Sleeping in contacts: Although several lenses are fda approved for extended (overnight) wear i don't recommend it. As a corneal specialist I am referred many corneal ulcers and literally the majority of these are in patients that sleep in their contacts, many that are "obeying the rules" and not stretching the lens disposal guidelines. Your safest options? Take out extended wear lenses at night or switch to dailies. ...Read more

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How long does eye discharge associated with conjunctivitis last?

Bacterial Causes: When caused by bacteria, conjunctivitis can be associated with purulent discharge. This discharge usually clears within 72 hrs with antibiotic drop use. Eye redness may often persist several more days. Practice careful hand washing and limit touching eyes to prevent spread. ...Read more

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Will crying with contacts can cause an eye infection?

Will crying with contacts can cause an eye infection?

No: Contacts can increase risk of infection when oxygenation decreased. ...Read more

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Does getting semen in your eye cause pink eye?

Does getting semen in your eye cause pink eye?

Semen contact: With your eyes can definitely cause eye irritation but not an infection. This will lead to eye redness. However, unlike an actual eye infection, this should resolve pretty quickly after you irrigate your eye with water. ...Read more

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Does using contact lenses instead of glasses they can be bad for my eyes?

Does using contact lenses instead of glasses they can be bad for my eyes?

Contact lenses: Are almost always very safe and effective in correcting your refractive error. Rarely, especially if you overuse your contacts, they can cause eye irritation or infection. However, the vast majority of patients do very well with contact lenses. ...Read more

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How long does crossed eyes associated with amblyopia last?

How long does crossed eyes associated with amblyopia last?

See Below: If the strabismus, eye crossing, is not resolved with patching or surgery., it will always be present. ...Read more

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Does pink eye lead to other eye problems?

Does pink eye lead to other eye problems?

Sometimes: Pink eye or viral conjunctivitis can be mild or very severe. Most cases are self-limited and the eye recovers back to normal after 2-3 weeks. In severe cases you can have corneal inflammation with vision loss and significant scarring of the conjunctiva. These cases require stronger topical prescription eye drops and can cause permanent change or loss of vision. ...Read more

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How long after a eye infection ends can I wear eye makeup and contacts?

When improved: When the redness is almost gone, the eye is comfortable and there is no discharge, you can then reapply makeup and start wearing contacts. The time is variable for this to happen but the time to add contacts and makeup is easily determined when the signs and symptoms improve. ...Read more

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Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last? Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Can eye strain cause dizziness and light head all the time? How long can it last?  Eyesight is 20/15, dr says no problems. prescription for computer glasses.

Dizziness and : Lightheaded feeling usually not from eyestrain. Due to the vague nature of symptoms many possibilities include low blood pressure, anemia, migraine , abnormal blood sugar. You will need to be seen to get worked up. ...Read more

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What happens if one eye has bad vision and the other eye has okay vision how come I see what the eye with okay vision sees with both eyes?

What happens if one eye has bad vision and the other eye has okay vision how come I see what the eye with okay vision sees with both eyes?

The good eye works: Your brain receives input from both eyes. Since your good eye sees well the image processed by your brain is good. The bad eye adds a 3D component which may in some ways improve the image you perceive from the good eye. ...Read more

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How long does an eye stay red from contacts?

How long does an eye stay red from contacts?

Depends: Contact lenses can cause red eyes in multiple ways. Simple contact lens overwear is usually relieved after stopping of contacts for a day or two. More serious inflammations such as gpc or infections such as bacterial keratitis (corneal ulcer) need to be treated with medications. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of bloodshot eyes that may be caused by wearing contacts. Also, how long do contacts generally last?

How do you get rid of bloodshot eyes that may be caused by wearing contacts. Also, how long do contacts generally last?

See an eye doctor: If your eyes are bloodshot, then something is wrong. You may be wearing your contact lenses too much or the contacts may not be the right fit for you. Get cheked to make sure there is nothing more serious going on. ...Read more

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How does pink eye and a regular eye infection differ?

Usually the same: Pink eye is the popular term for conjunctivitis which is usually viral. The eyes can become infected by many different organisms so pink eye is simply a description but not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

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