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

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

Weeks: 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. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to wear contacts with pink eye?

How long should I wait to wear contacts with pink eye?

Till it's over: Your doctor should instruct you to stop wearing your contact lenses until your pink eye has completely resolved. Whether viral or bacterial, the critters causing your pink eye can survive on your contacts and reinfect you. Better yet, throw out that pair and start a fresh pair after your pink eye has resolved. But don't start wearing contact lenses again until after your pink eye has resolved. ...Read more

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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? .

Once : 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. ...Read more

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1year3month old boy had a viral pink eye 6month back.cured in 2 days.came back today again after 6 months.is it OK?or any other possibility

1year3month old boy had a viral pink eye 6month back.cured in 2 days.came back today again after 6 months.is it OK?or any other possibility

Pink Eye: First you have to make sure it is Pink eye, there are a lot of other conditions that looks like a simple conjunctivitis. Usually it is a simple infection and does not cause any problems or chronic conditions, when it is recurrent you need to make sure it is not dust allergy, or sun sensitivity to name a few so definitely see your doctor if its coming back, To Good Health Dr. Parisa ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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