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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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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

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is 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 the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more