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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
Is it safe to wear one contact lens in my right eye for only two hours. I have a form of pink eye in my left eye which still has some blurred vision.
After completing a course of regular eye drops for conjunctivitis, when can I wear my contact lenses again?
It depends: If you have just a simple bacterial conjunctivitis, i recommend patients use glasses for 1 week following therapy if completely recovered. Also, disposing of solutions and cases and starting with a new pair of disposable lenses may be helpful as well. If any irritation returns, be seen immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irritant rxn ??: Some people are sensitive to one or more of the components of a contact solution & will develop irritation any time they use it. Continued use will likely lead to more inflammation & discomfort. Switching back to one without the component should end the issue but it may take several days & require you stop using the contacts for a while for it to heal. ...Read more
Throw it out: The best way to avoid reinfection just throw it away. ...Read more
My co-worker has children that currently have pink-eye. Can my he spread this to the rest of us that share a small office? I really do not want pink eye. But i know it is very contagious, and can spread through contact. Can he unknowingly bring it into ou
What happens if I accidently use pink eye medicine while still having my contacts on? Can I still use the contacts?
Probably little: A good general rule is that if your eyes become red to any degree, you should remove your contacts. The addition of 'pink eye " medication, whatever that might be, probably makes no difference one way or another. You should remove the contacts, clean them thoroughly and wait for the redness to go away. Then you can rewear the contacts. ...Read more
See below: A miminum of 24 hours after all symptoms have abated. ...Read more
My eyes are soo itchy , but it's not pink eye & i wear contacts. Could that have something to do with it?
I was told I had viral pink eye on March 3. I am wanting to wear contacts again. Should it be safe to do so?
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A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more
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