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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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Do I still have pink eye if I have only red eyes I had pink eye for one day and now all I have is red eye and no symptoms does that mean that I don't have pink eye any more?

Do I still have pink eye if I have only red eyes I had pink eye for one day and now all I have is red eye and no symptoms does that mean that I don't have pink eye any more?

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.

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When you have pink-eye can you use "red eye" drops along with your pink-eye medication?

When you have pink-eye can you use "red eye" drops along with your pink-eye medication?

No: Red eye drops often irritate the eyes more. Also, the eyes become more red when the effect of the drop wears off. I don't recommend using "red eye" drops at any time.

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I wanted to know when you have pink eye can you use red eye drops along with your pink eye medication?

I wanted to know when you have pink eye can you use red eye drops along with your pink eye medication?

Get the red out: ...Drops are safe and ok to use for any temporary condition. The problem with these drops are when they are used chronically, too frequently or for an extended period of time.

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I have 1 really bloody almost all red eye for 3 days. Its not pink eye. There was no impact to eye. No pain or itching. I can see fine. Cause? Remedy?

I have 1 really bloody almost all red eye for 3 days. Its not pink eye. There was no impact to eye. No pain or itching. I can see fine. Cause? Remedy?

Hemorrhage: Sounds like a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. As long as the vision is unchanged and there is no pain, everything should be fine. This is due to a blood vessel leaking blood and is usually without cause. Sometimes straining or blood thinner can cause this. If it continues to happen, follow up with eye md. Could be episcleritis, use artificial tears.

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Child has red eye on one side looks like pink eye but no itching or burning?

Child has red eye on one side looks like pink eye but no itching or burning?

Pink eye: Conjunctivitis or "pink eye" doesn't always itch or burn. Allergic conjunctivitis can resemble infectious conjunctivitis but is usually on both sides. A foreign body is another possibility. You probably should have your pediatrician take a look at it.

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Are there any consequences of mixing polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) pink eye drops with visene red eye drops?

Probably none: You simply will have diluted the concentration of the active ingredients by the amount of mix that you have made. There is nothing incompatible in these solutions.

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I've had pink eye for about 2 and half weeks. Went to doc doctor last week, took tobramycin, now still have a red eye. What to do?

I've had pink eye for about 2 and half weeks. Went to doc doctor last week, took tobramycin, now still have a red eye. What to do?

Go back to doctor: You need to be re evaluated for persistant pink eye, it may be something more than just infection. It could be an inflammation due to allegy, or underlying iritis, you may need to see an opthalmologist if your doctor feels you should.

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How to reduce pink-eye redness fast--visine?

How to reduce pink-eye redness fast--visine?

Eyedrops: If you need to get rid of the redness for instance for a picture, you can use drops labeled "gets the red out". However this is a temporary effect and will not work well if the cause is infectious pink eye. You may have to wait it out and if your vision is affected or there is significant pain due to your red eye, you probably should see your ophthalmologist for evaluation.

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How to deal with a corneal ulcer I went to the outpatient clinic yesterday because I had pain in my eye, redness, and sensitivity to light. Thought perhaps pink eye but the doctor there told me it was small corneal ulcer. He prescribed two eye drops, ci

How to deal with a corneal ulcer I went to the outpatient clinic yesterday because I had pain in my eye, redness, and sensitivity to light. Thought perhaps pink eye but the doctor there told me it was small corneal ulcer. He prescribed two eye drops, ci

Zylet: Zylet is an unusual medication for a corneal ulcer. And infect, it is the wrong medicine for you. You are already on gentamicin and the active antibiotic in zylet is tobrmycin which is a same class of medicine as gentamicin. You will be served better with ciprofoloxacin than zylet. Zylet also has steroid in it, which makes it a wrong medicine for corneal ulcer. You said you went to see "opt", I presume that you mean optometrist. I strongly recommend seeing an ophthalmologist. If you can find a cornea specialist that will be better. Good luck.

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Pink eye? Eye redness, white discharge, feels like eyelash stuck, tender/swelling around, have strep throat. Do I need to see a Dr? Anything I can do?

Yes: You need to see your doctor and start antibiotics, if you haven't already, as for your eyes, you may very well have conjunctivitis, most probably, your doctor would prescribe antibiotics locally too, or refer you to an ophthalmologist if need be, good luck

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How can I differentiate pink eye from allergic red eyes?

How can I differentiate pink eye from allergic red eyes?

Itching: Both pink eye (a highly contagious infection most often caused by viruses) and allergy eyes can be red, have copious amounts of drainage, and be mattered shut in the mornings. Itching may be the best way to differentiate between the two. Itch is a hallmark for allergic reactions; not much else involves the eyes, ears, nose, and throat like allergies. A doctor can help tell the difference too.

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Red Eye (Single) (Definition)

Red eye is a symptom in which a one or both of a person's eyes are redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, drug side effects, etc. ...Read more


Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more