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On glasses for a week post stopping contacts, have crusted shut eyes, redness. What could be wrong?

I resently stopped wearing my contacts.. and only my glasses for the past week... I got really sick with some cold or virus thing..i still have it.. I woke up this morning, and my eye was crusted shut.. I washed it off.. and noticed I had some type of goo in my eye..throughout the day my eye keeps getting redder and redder.. its like a neon red color now.. but I have no other symptoms.. it doesn t burn or itch or anything... whats wrong..
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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hi there, you seem to be suffering from conjunctivitis which could be viral, bacterial or allergic in origin,.do not use your contacts for a few days till this infection clears. In the meanwhile when you get up in the morning clean your eyes with lukewarm water with a cotton swab instead of prying it open to get rid of the crust. Clean your eyes thoroughly wilth cold water, mop it dry and then use an eye drop which contains a combination of an antibiotic and an anti histaminic like allegran/ ciplox eye drop or gentamycin eye drops every two hours in both the eyes. Try to use disposable tissue paper to wipe your eyes and not let anyone else touch your eyes or use your towel or kerchief. You may inadvertantly transmit it to others. It is an infectious condition,. try not going in the sun or use shades if you have to. This will decrease any irritation that you may be experiencing. If you don't feel any relief in a day or two please visit an opthalmologist and take his advise. Take care.
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