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Q. What medicines can be taken for acute conjunctivitis?

Answered by
Dr. Rahul Vaswani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 11, 2017 and last reviewed on: Sep 21, 2022

Hello doctor,

Last week my eyes got red. So, I consulted an eye doctor. The doctor diagnosed it as acute conjunctivitis and prescribed me Vigamox eye drops and Refresh Tears for two weeks. My left eye was cured in three to four days and my right eye was cured only half. I am not able to understand what to do whether to continue or to consult again. Please suggest how to proceed further.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

The red that you are seeing is an infection. It has just some clotted blood which will go away in 15 days. Do you still have discharge from the right eye?

I suggest you change your medication to Moxifloxacin plus Ketorolac Eye Drops twice daily for 10 days and Aquatic Eye Drops (Polyethylene Glycol 0.4 % and Propylene Glycol 0.3 %) four times daily for two weeks. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines with their consent.

You will be just fine. Regards.


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