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How long to wait to wear contacts after viral pink eye?

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A miminum of 24 hours after all symptoms have abated.
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Dr. Alan Jackson answered:

What is an opthamologist looking for to confirm viral pink eye is gone and its now safe to wear your contacts?

Infiltrates

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Viral conjunctivitis causes corneal sub epithelial infiltrates. These are only visible with the magnification use during an eye exam
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Dr. Norman Meyer answered:

Normally, how long would the viral version of pink eye last?

About 10 days

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But, can have corneal lesions that persist for months- blur, irritation. light sensitivity.
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Dr. William Dieck answered:

Can you tell me how long does viral pink eye take to go away?

Weeks

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Viral conjuctivitis usually has a two week course before the infection resolves. The ey may remain inflammed for several weeks after the infection. This can be controlled with antiinflammatory drops.
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How long do I have to wait after pink eye seems cleared up before I can wear contacts? Can I wear them as soon as I don't have any more itchiness from the pink eye, or do I need to wait longer? .

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Once all symptoms of conjunctivits (pink eye) are clear, contact lens wear can usually be resumed. Old contacts, contact lens case, and solution should be discarded to minimize risk of re-infection. Redness, pain, blurred vision, watery or mucous discharge are common symptoms of pink eye.
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Can there be any way to cure viral pink eye?

None really

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Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so eye drops, including antibiotics, 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.
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Can I use naphcon a to relieve viral pink eye?

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Naphcon works well, along with cold compresses and artificial tears for lubrication and relief
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Dr. Norman Meyer answered:

Can there be really no cure for viral pink eye?

Not usuaually.

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Only for herpes virus. The adenovirus must run its course.
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How can I tell if I have viral or bacterial pink eye?

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In adults without a history of surgery or trauma, by far the most common infections are viral causing redness, itching, clear-sticky discharge and commonly are bilateral. Bacterial infectious is more flagrant, frequently drops the vision, has pus and much swelling, and commonly is painful. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out for you.
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Should i be using naphcon a to help relieve viral pink eye?

Limited use

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Naphcon is a vasoconstrictor that causes the blood vessels on your conjunctiva to constrict and this causes the redness and congestion to go down. It is a symptomatic treatment but does not change anything with the viral infection course. Overusage of the naphcon is a problem as it can cause rebound vasocongestion (more redness and discomfort). Some people become "addicted" to these drops.
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