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Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Bacterial conjunctivitis refers to the infection of the conjunctival layer in the eye. It is contagious and can spread through hand-to-eye contact through eye contact with contaminated objects, respiratory droplets, and sexual actions with eye to genital contact. Antibiotic eye drops or ointments are prescribed to treat bacterial conjunctivitis.

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May I know whether red and swollen eye with blurry vision indicate pink eye?

Query: Hi doctor, My right eye is stinging with blurry vision. It is red and a bit swollen. I am experiencing the above every day. Do I have pink eye?  Read Full »

Dr. Skandha Harshita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears as conjunctivitis, and it is of two types. They are bacterial and viral. A slit lamp examination is required to differentiate them. As these symptoms are present for a few ho...  Read Full »

What to do for dryness in eyes after using contact lenses?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 23 years old and I suffer from dry eyes for many years due to contact lenses. One of my eyes started to have soreness with bloodshot now and then. It looks as if my skin on the eye got abraded.Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I went through your image (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). I have some questions to ask you. The abraded looking skin near the ridge of the nose is unusual.Please mention whether you have this for the first time and there i...  Read Full »

How to stop the discharge released from my left eye?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an eye discharge from my left eye for a week. I thought I have the discharge because of my contact lens (first-time user). I used it for a few days. But I stopped using it now because of the eye discharge. I have eye discharge only from my left eye when I wake up in the morning. S...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have discharge from the left eye. This is a severe problem, and it occurs due to an infection. You can have one of these two things. They can occur due to viral or bacterial conjunctivitis. It has symptoms of eyelids sticking together when waking up in the morning, ...  Read Full »

Why does my mother have discharge from the eyes with heaviness?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is facing water discharge from her eyes. With water, there is also some thick semi-liquid discharge from sides. These symptoms are also accompanied by some heaviness in the eyes. I believe this is contagious as one another family member of mine is facing the same issues.  Read Full »

Dr. Agarwal Krishna Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your mother is most probably suffering from infective conjunctivitis. Probably bacterial. The treatment is antibiotic eye drops. You should consult an Ophthalmologist for the same. Most important is that it should not spread to others. It spreads from person to perso...  Read Full »

Can I sleep with contact lenses in the eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 16 years old, and I wear contact lenses. I have never really taken them off. I would sleep with the contact lenses in my eyes and I have started wearing them since I was 13 years old. I would change them, but I would not take them off, and I would go days. My vision gets worse wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It can be an infection, but one thing you must remember is contact lenses should ideally be used 8 to 10 hours a day. If you wear during sleep and for more than 10 hours a day, there is a possibility of the eyes developing infection and transparency of cornea getting d...  Read Full »

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