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Constant eye redness, no pain or discomfort, blurry vision, eases with saline eye drops. Viral conjunctivitis?

hi ..its been a week since i have had a red eye in my left eye. It started with a red eye with litlle discharge of liquid type and the discharge was very mild with almost no pus . The eye started getting red over the next few days & i was suggested to use an antibiotic eye drop called pyrimon which i used for 3 days & it did help in getting the redness. Now exaclty after 7 days the redness is still there although there isnt any pain or real discomfort as such except that there is a little blurry vision in the eye which goes away once i use the normal saline eye drops. The second eye as of now doesnt seem affected. What i need to know is that having used the antibiotic for 3 days and still if the redness remains is it that i have viral conjuntivitis as earlier suspected to be bacterial. And if it is viral then how long will it take to resolve itself.
Asked On : Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Hi Vikram,
Don't worry this is the course of any viral infection of your eye. We give antibiotic to avoid getting secondary bacterial infection.

Since you are feeling better with the drops ,adding a lubricant eye drops will soothen your discomfort. There is nothing wrong in using a lubricant drops as many number of times a day. The redness post conjunctivitis might take 15- 20 days to resolve depending upon how severe it is.

The only thing I am concerned is your blurred vision which needs a slit lamp examination to make sure your cornea is not involved in the whole process.
So, review with your eye doctor at the earliest and don't use Pyrimon drops for a long time without advise.
Take Care :).
Answered: Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi, Vikram, Thanks for query.
It seems that you might have subconjunctival hemorrhage due to infection.
This will remain for few days.
Nothing to worry.
Continue putting eye drops.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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