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Presistent pink eye that doesn’t clear up

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: January 19, 2021 3:27 AM

Anonymous 36 days

I noticed there’s some discomfort (slight aching on and off) on my right eye (right corner) on December 21 but 2 days later, it looked worse and went to get some medicinal drops (CCM Nicol Eye Drops). I used it and it worked to a degree but after two weeks, thinking that it’s sufficient medication, I ceased using the drops. Then it came back again and resumed Nicol Eye Drops. Condition remained the same and on January 15, went to get a different eyedrop (Colircusi Gentadexa). Mostly cleared up but not completely.

Dr Sashini Seeni 36 days
General Practitioner

Greetings! Thank you for your questions.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. For your information, there are three types of pink eye or conjunctivitis including allergic, viral, and bacterial pink eye. Pink eye that results from an allergy will normally clear as the other allergy symptoms lessen and if it causes by bacteria, it will take about 24–48 hours before symptoms improve once a person is on antibiotics. Besides, pink eye caused by a virus takes anywhere from a few days to more than a week to resolve.

Using antibiotics for a bacterial infection clears up symptoms faster, but won’t be useful for treating viral infections or other causes of pink eye.

You are suggested to see a doctor if you have the following symptoms:

  • your eyes are very painful
  • you have blurred vision, sensitivity to light, or other vision problems
  • your eyes are very red
  • your symptoms don’t go away after a week without medicine or after 24 hours on antibiotics
  • your symptoms get worse

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The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions. In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor for full examination. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Tue Jan 19 2021 03:27:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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