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How long does eye inflammation associated with conjunctivitis last?

How long does eye inflammation associated with conjunctivitis last?

A week: Viral infection which causes pink eye run their course over 7 days. There is no specific cure. Only adjunctive supportive therapy is advocated. ...Read more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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No insurance. Student debt. Lousy pay. Long hours. How can I take care of my eye inflammation?

No insurance. Student debt. Lousy pay. Long hours. How can I take care of my eye inflammation?

Health clinic: Dependng on the location of the eye inflammation, it can be potentially blinding if not appropriately treated. If you cannot get financial help from family or friends to see an eye doctor, look for a free medical clinic where you live. The doctors there may be able to diagnose and start a treatment plan. But expect to need to be seen by an eye doctor for your best care. ...Read more

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I got eye inflammation. Am using fred forte drops today every hour. But my eyes are blurry how long it will take to fully recovered?

I got eye inflammation. Am using fred forte drops today every hour. But my eyes are blurry how long it will take to fully recovered?

Eye drops: I assum you mean Pred Forte drops which is prednisolone. You may need to add an antibiotic eye drop for a possible infection check with your eye doctor for an opinion and treatment. ...Read more

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I got eye inflammation I am using drops for that. My doctor said to use to 6 weeks. Last two days i used drops. But still i feel blurry is it common?

I got eye inflammation I am using drops for that. My doctor said to use to 6 weeks. Last two days i used drops. But still i feel blurry is it common?

Depends: Based on your description, i suspect your diagnosis was iritis, though i cannot be certain. Iritis can cause inflammatory cells to accumulate in the anterior chamber of your eye, which can blur the vision. Depending on the degree of inflammation, the blurred vision can take several days to resolve. If you're concerned, you can always call your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How long it will take to recover from my eye inflammation? Now am using 2 type of drops. Eye inflammation cause any blindness?

How long it will take to recover from my eye inflammation? Now am using 2 type of drops. Eye inflammation cause any blindness?

Depends: There are numerous types and etiologies for inflammation in the eye, affecting any part or all of the eyeball. Each will have different response rates to treatment. You will have to ask your eye md. ...Read more

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Aside from surgery is there other medical treatment for stye and chalzion. Because my eye inflammation last for 3 months and did'nt cure when putting ointment. And I am so scared to have a surgery, is there other medical treatment for chalzion or stye

Warm : Warm commpresses and lid massage can help, but the use of a tetracycline antibiotic can sometimes help as well--talk to your ophthamologist about this. If you do need to have it excised, your doctor will completely numb it first and it is usually done from the inner side of the lid--you should not feel a thing and there will be no visible scar. ...Read more

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What else can I use to treat eye inflammation? Don't want to use steroid coz it can increase eye pressure n cause cataracts. Safe to use 2-3 weeks?

What else can I use to treat eye inflammation? Don't want to use steroid coz it can increase eye pressure n cause cataracts. Safe to use 2-3 weeks?

Nonsteroidal drops: You are correct that prolonged topical steroid use may increase eye pressure and cause cataract formation; however, steroids are safe when used under an ophthalmologists supervision for an appropriate period of time. Alternatively consider use of a topical nonsteroidal drop such as bromfenac or ketorolac or diclofenac for intraocular inflammation. These are not associated with a pressure rise. ...Read more

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Can an eye inflammation heal on it's own does it have to get treated?

Can an eye inflammation heal on it's own does it have to get treated?

Depends on the cause: Good question. It really depends on what kind of infection is going on. Certain viral infections (eg.Adenovirus) can cause a "pink eye" that will not typically need treatment; others like herpes can cause a vision threatening retinitis that will need immediate treatment. A scratch can rapidly turn into bacterial infection; antibiotic drops may be prescribed to stop the early stages of infection. ...Read more

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Eye inflammation, what does that diagnosis mean?

Eye inflammation, what does that diagnosis mean?

Red Eye: Eye inflammation can come from many causes: infection, allergy, irritation, physical rubbing, exposure to chemicals in the air like chlorine from a pool, contact solution and the list goes on. You need to see what else is going on. Like itching think allergy, yellow discharge think infection, red only on the exposed part of your eye think irritant or allergy. See a doc to evaluate these. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat severe eye inflammation?

What is the best way to treat severe eye inflammation?

Usually steroids: It depends whether the inflammation is on the surface or inside the eye. You need to see an eye md and they can diagnose and prescribe appropriate therapy. For severe inflammation, steroids are often used to quiet the eye. Typically in the form of eye drops but sometimes injected. ...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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Pink Eye (Definition)

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