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What are symptoms of pink eye?

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Dr. Dadapeer K


Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Mon, 9 Jun 2014 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: i believe that i have pink eye ...can you give me the symptoms.
Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Pinkeye presents with redness,watering ,discharge.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Madam,
Welcome to Health care magic.

Iam Dr. Dadapeer K, an ophthalmologist and I answer health problems related to eye.

Pink eye is the common name given for infective conjunctivitis.
The symptoms of this are
Redness of eyes
watering and discharge from the eyes
Swelling of the eye lids
Mild pain, irritation of the eyes

It will initially involve one eye but can involve the other eye also because of spread of infection to the other eye.

The treatment is by use of antibiotic eye drops and decongestant eye drops.
As it can spread to others by close contact, the infected person should avoid close contact till the discharge is present in the eye and should avoid sharing towels, bed sheets...

Hope the information is helpful to you.

Thank you

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