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Eyes are red and sensitive - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vision and Eye Disorders
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   hello
User :  
my eyes are red and very sensitive to light, i have trouble keeoing them open...this has only been happening for like a week or 2, and i have been wearing contacts for like 9 years and never had a problem
Doctor :   Ok

User :  
i havent switched brands or anything...could it be i need to switch brands? are my eyes not getting enough oxygen?
Doctor :   Does eyelids stick to one another while opening the eyes in the morning after sleep?
User :   no
Doctor :   Is there increased crust formation?
User :  
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
This rules out conjunctival infection as such
Doctor :  
So the next suspicion would be on the allergic reaction
Doctor :  
to the contact lens
User :  
its the same brand i have been using for about 2 years
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
But a reaction cannot be ruled out
User :  
Doctor :  
I would suggest you to stop using it for sometime
User :  
should i see my eye doctor
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
That would be ideal

User :   what can i do in the mean time?
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