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Why has my ophthamologist been unsuccessful in treating my painful red eye, could it be something really bad?

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Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

A painful red eye can be caused by many things.
To begin to mention them would only be speculation in your case. If your ophthalmologist is unable to relieve your painful red eye make sure he has fully explained to you what he believes is the cause and how he is treating the condition. Then ask why is it that you feel no better. If these questions are not answered well. Seek a 2nd opinion.

In brief: Yes

A painful red eye can be caused by many things.
To begin to mention them would only be speculation in your case. If your ophthalmologist is unable to relieve your painful red eye make sure he has fully explained to you what he believes is the cause and how he is treating the condition. Then ask why is it that you feel no better. If these questions are not answered well. Seek a 2nd opinion.
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