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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


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Could you have conjunctivitis without getting sticky eyes?

Could you have conjunctivitis without getting sticky eyes?

Yes: Mild conjunctivitis can be associated with eye redness and irritation without crusting/stickiness/discharge. I would recommend trying cool compresses, chilled over-the-counter artificial tears, and observation. If it is getting worse or not resolving, you need to see an eye doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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How to treat constant itchy, leaky eyes that didn't respond to conjunctivitis drops but only seemed to get more irritated and itchy after each use?

Itchy eyes : This condition is most likely allergic in nature and will repond well to cold compresses and anti allegy drops (such as zatidor over the counter). Do not use visine or clear eyes. ...Read more

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My eyes are burning and itching and feel gritty and sticky and were watering could I be getting conjunctivitis?? What can I do

My eyes are burning and itching and feel gritty and sticky and were watering could I be getting conjunctivitis?? What can I do

Patience: Conjunctivitis is caused by three things - germs, viruses, and allergies. Itching is usually more associated with allergies. Try flushing your eyes with saline eye drops several times a day and take an oral antihistamine such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, or clariten. Ask your pharmacist for an over the counter eye drop suggestion but if symptoms are not improved after a few days consider seeing your MD ...Read more

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Allergic conjunctivitis on eyes, if i get allergy injection therapy, will it be injected on eye or another bodypart ? N how long the theraphy i should?

Allergic conjunctivitis on eyes, if i get allergy injection therapy, will it  be injected on eye or another bodypart ? N how long the theraphy i should?

In the arm: Like most injections/vaccinations, these are given in the upper arm. Allergy shots can take up to 2 years to become effective. Allergy therapy is also given as a liquid administered under the tongue. ...Read more

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How to get rid of conjunctivitis? Got red / sore / watery eyes / yellow discharge

How to get rid of conjunctivitis? Got red / sore / watery eyes / yellow discharge

Time: Most viral conjunctivitis resolves on its own. Depending on the cause, ophthalmologists can help you. Otherwise supportive therapy for a few weeks like artificial tears, hand hygiene, etc. ...Read more

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Can i get conjunctivitis by putting feces in my eye?

Can i get conjunctivitis by putting feces in my eye?

There would: be a distinct possibility of it. Feces are full of bacteria. Don't put fecal material in your eye. ...Read more

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Can you get conjunctivitis (pink eye) more than once?

Pink Eye: Yes. Of course. There are numerous viruses and other infectious bugs. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pink eye (conjunctivitis), what happens if I don't get treatment?

Not to worry: There are a number of viruses which cause this and the length of infection can be from 5-10 days. There is no specific treatment; just drops for comfort. Almost all clear without treatment.If you are ten days or more out and still have the problem, go back to your ophthalmologist for a second look. ...Read more