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Redness in eyes with prickly pain and white discharge, aggravates on bending over. Remedy?

Hi! Day 1-my left eye was just really really red. No pain, no itching, no discharge . Day 2-I went to show to a GP. She gave me tobradex eye drops even though she thought its viral. Day 3- I continue the eye drops. Day 4- my eye feels worse. It s swollen & beginning to hurt at the tip close to the nose . I discontinue eye drops. Day 5 - today - my eye feels really bad by now. If I dab my finger over the eyelid , it hurts the most at the tip close to the nose, and also has prickly kind of pain along the whole eye. It s swollen, white to clear discharge. It s almost excruciating pain when i bend over. All this while, my right eye stayed clear. Just today, I see some kind if redness in the right eye. I am really worried as to how contagious this is as I have a small child at home. Another GP gave me some more eye drops. But wondering what it is and how long does it take to clear up. Should I see an eye specialist?
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

Please visit an eye specialist. The fact that you have redness of the eye along with eye pain and swelling, it is mandatory to see the eye doctor, to rule out keratitis, corneal abrasion ,foreign body etc.

Do you have any other symptoms like blurring of vision, itchy/watery eyes, headache?

If it was just conjunctivitis, you should be feeling better by now with the help of drops.

I hope I have answered your question. Please do get back to me if you have further queries.

Have a great day :)

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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