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Is it okay to have bloodshot eyes after pink eye?

Is it okay to have bloodshot eyes after pink eye?

Yes: The redness will go away. The bloodshot, dilated vessels, are the bodies way of attacking the problem. When you are all better the redness will likely be the last thing left. ...Read more

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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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Bloodshot eyes, clear discharge, fuzzy vision. No pain. Not allergic conjunctivitis or dry-eye. Prednisolone helped, but symptoms returned. Ideas?

Bloodshot eyes, clear discharge, fuzzy vision. No pain. Not allergic conjunctivitis or dry-eye. Prednisolone helped, but symptoms returned. Ideas?

See eye doctor: But I suspect that you may have dry eyes which may respond to regular use (3-4x/day) of artificial tear preferably in single-dose form. One of the major symptoms of dry eyes is tearing because the body is trying to overcome the dryness by periodically producing tear. I would not advise using prednisone for this condition. ...Read more

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I am experiencing itchy eyes, bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only) and eyelid swelling. Looks like a have viral conjunctivitis. What eye drop I need?

I am experiencing  itchy eyes, bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only) and eyelid swelling. Looks like a have viral conjunctivitis. What eye drop I need?

Be careful: Pink eye can be a difficult condition to diagnose or treat. OTC medications may not be adequate to treat ocular inflammation. Please see an eye doctor to be complete ...Read more

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My eyes both are looking "bloodshot" and hurting and getting some gunk in them do you think it's pink eye and do I need to go to the doctor?

My eyes both are looking "bloodshot" and hurting and getting some gunk in them do you think it's pink eye and do I need to go to the doctor?

Yes: Going to the doctor, the answer is yes. In all likelihood, you have a bacterial conjunctivitis but that's from afar. Your doctor can see you and make the best diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pink eye in both eyes. Painful, lots of discharge and burning sensation as well as itchiness. Eyes are bloodshot with yellow discharge.

I have pink eye in both eyes. Painful, lots of discharge and burning sensation as well as itchiness. Eyes are bloodshot with yellow discharge.

See a doctor: You should see your doctor or go to an urgent care as soon as you can. You can try clean warm water compresses to your eyes, which may bring some relief. Change these frequently, and make sure to wash your hands well, as this can be infectious. If you wear contacts, make sure you do not until this is completely resolved. ...Read more

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Can I use eye drops to treat the redness from pink eye? I'm using an antibiotic cream from my doctor to cure my pink eye, but it doesn't treat the redness. Is it safe to use visine or something similar to make my eyes less bloodshot? .

Can I use eye drops to treat the redness from pink eye? I'm using an antibiotic cream from my doctor to cure my pink eye, but it doesn't treat the redness. Is it safe to use visine or something similar to make my eyes less bloodshot?

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During : During the course of response to an infection the eyes will become red from dilated blood vessels responding to the inciting agent. Any use of drops to get rid of the red may at times irritate and burn the eye more on application and may have a contra-effect. I recommend using less irritating preservative-free artificial tears such as refresh to help improve the redness. This will be a slow but less irritating process. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bloodshot eye after pink eye?

Is it normal to have bloodshot eye after pink eye?

During & after: During "pink eye" people generally have red "bloodshot" eyes, and this can persist for a little while once you've treated the pink eye, but it should gradually resolve. If it isn't then you'd need to consider alternative causes of red eye (ex allergies, corneal abrasion, subconjuctival hemorrhage, blepharitis, dry eyes, others), and this may necessitate a trip to the eye doctor. ...Read more

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How are pink eye and blood shot eyes different?

How are pink eye and blood shot eyes different?

Difficult: Even for medical doctors, this is difficult there is a simple new test that can readily identify pink eye. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have pink eye or is it just blood shot?

How do I know if I have pink eye or is it just blood shot?

Allergic/Viral/Bacte: Pink eye is lay mans term used for redness in the eye which can be caused by different conditions allergic conjunctivitis little redness, swelling and itching viral infection especially adenovirus, herpes zoster, can be with severe pain, intolerance to light and vision problem baterial infection which will present with redness, discharge and pain subconjunctival hemorrhage redness only, no pain/itching. ...Read more

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Why do i have bloodshot eyes after gallbladder surgery?

Why do i have bloodshot eyes after gallbladder surgery?

Probably unrelated: over 800,000 Americans have their gallbladder removed every year. Although certain temporary conditions such as diarrhea can be associated with the surgery, bloodshot Eyes are not a recognized complication associated with the surgery. If your surgery was fairly recent he could be lack of sleep or potentially postoperative medications, but unlikely that is related to the removing your gallbladder ...Read more

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What do bloodshot eyes after wearing contacts mean?

What do bloodshot eyes after wearing contacts mean?

Irritation: Redness is a response to inflamation. Possibly due to many things. Over wear, infection, dryness, irritation from solution or drops, etc. ...Read more

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Does using a laptop a lot give you bloodshot eyes?

Does using a laptop a lot give you bloodshot eyes?

Yes and no: The laptop computer itself does not cause red eyes, but staring at the computer for long periods of time allows the eyes to dry out, which can produce redness. Using artificial tears and/or taking frequent rest periods thought the duration of continued computer work can be helpful. See your eye doctor for other strategies which may be helpful. ...Read more

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Any home remedy's to treat bloodshot eyes from contacts?

Any home remedy's to treat bloodshot eyes from contacts?

Eye & contact care: Be sure you're cleaning and using your contacts as directed by your eye doctor. Consider switching to daily disposable contacts if you use monthly contacts. Consider wearing your glasses more often to give your eyes more breaks from the contacts. Consider other causes, such as allergies or "pink eye". If you're not improving on your own, please talk w/ your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes red (bloodshot) eyes?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes red (bloodshot) eyes?

Long list: Eyes can get bloodshot from infection, toxic exposure, allergic exposure, hemorrhage, and a multitude of internal problems. The most common cause for most is dryness. A few have an excess of surface veins that are normal but which give the appearance of being bloodshot. If the vision is affected or there is pain or pus, then see your ophthalmologist right away about this. ...Read more

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Which eye drops are the best at relieving bloodshot eyes?

Which   eye drops are the best at relieving bloodshot eyes?

Bloodshot eyes: Frequent artificial tears, get-the-red-out drops, topical steroid, and other therapies can help with bloodshot eyes. If no improvement, go see your eye doctor. ...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