What eye drops can be used on conjuntivies?

Depends. Conjunctivitis can be a result of infections, inflammation, allergies, chemicals, environmental, eyelid inflammation an medications. Depending on the cause, medications may be prescribed or over the counter drops like tears or antihistamines may be helpful. Warm compresses can help eyelid inflammation. So it is very helpful to have an exam to figure what the best treatment is for you.

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Can some eye drops exacerbate your conjunctivitis?

Yes. Some have preservatives (longer shelf life) and may also irritate the conjunctiva due to sensitivities of individual patients. Read more...
Yes. As an interesting fact, most of the conjunctivitis I see is virally caused. Often an affected individual has been treated at Urgent care facility after hrs, & is prescribed an antibiotic, usually an aminoglycoside (gentamicin, or tobramycin). When they see me, it's on the basis of worsening eye condition. Often (not always) 1 of these 2 antibiotics causes significant ocular Irritation. . Read more...

What to do if I was conjunctivitis yesterday and want to cure it by tomorrow! I'm taking eye drops every 2 hours! How can I cure it by tomorrow!?

May not happen. You may not be able to cure conjunctivitis within 24 hrs unless it's just due to minor allergies. Be very careful not to overuse the eye drops as that may produce damaging side effects to eyes. Every 2 hours sounds too frequent and unsafe. Read more...

What do you suggest if I had conjunctivitis yesterday and want to cure it by tomorrow! I'm taking eye drops every 2 hours! How can I cure it by tomorrow!?

Ophthalmologist. You need to ask this question to your local ophthalmologist. Nothing is cured overnight. What you want and what you get are two different things. good luck. Read more...

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 more...
Ask your eye doctor. Infectious conjunctivitis can be caused by or made worse by contact lens wear. If you were placed on prescription eye medication for the condition, you would be best served by having your eye doctor tell you wjen it is safe to wear contacts again. Also, you should discard your last pair of contacts. There is no way of knowing whether they harbor the infecting orgamism, and cleaning will not help. Read more...

Will fluorometholone eye drops exacerbate conjunctivitis?

Maybe. Fluorometholone drops are inflammatory steroids. Used acutely, they can suppress inflammation dramatically. If used for extended periods, they can cause cataracts or glaucoma but the one concern is rebound conjunctivitis from sudden withdrawal of steroids. Read more...
It can. Steroids can sometimes worsen viral infections. Can combine antibiotics with steroids during treatment. Otherwise should help conjunctivitis. Read more...

Can sleeping under an open window be the cause of my constant conjunctivitis? Its been coming and going for a while now I've used eye drops which help

Is it conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is a non-specific description of conjunctival inflammation. It can be viral, bacterial, allergic amongst others. More information is needed, such as which drops helped. It's unlikely that sleeping under an open window would cause recurrent conjunctivitis unless it's allergic. Read more...