Common "Conjunctivitis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Conjunctivitis or pink eye refers to an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva. Conjunctiva is a thin membrane that covers the white part of the eyeball. It is caused by a viral, bacterial, or by allergic reaction. Among these reactions, only bacterial and viral conjunctivitis are infectious. People with conjunctivitis may experience redness in the white of the eye or inner eyelid, tearing, swollen conjunctivitis, green or white discharge from the eye, thick yellow discharge that crusts over the eyelashes during the night that prevents eyes from opening in the morning, burning eyes, itching, blurred vision, redness, and more sensitive to light. Conjunctivitis often resolves on its own within one to two weeks. However, treatments help ease the discomfort and irritation of conjunctivitis.

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I have giant papillary conjunctivitis in my eyes. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had giant papillary conjunctivitis in my eyes for the past three months. I have consulted many doctors. But it did not improve. So I am using Betamethasone and Bepreve eye drops. How long will my eyes take to recover?   Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Giant papillary conjunctivitis occurs due to an allergy or contact lenses. It might take six months to one year to cure with treatment. If you are using contact lenses, please stop using them. Avoid Betamethasone eye drops. I suggest (consult with a specialist doctor, tal...  Read Full »

My 8-month-old baby, born with ptosis, has reduced appetite, cough, and snoring. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My baby weighs 18.74 lbs and is 8 months and 3 weeks old. He has a reduced appetite and can stay the entire day without food. He has a cold and cough also. He was born with ptosis and is presently using some eyedrops, but sometimes, I see conjunctivitis around his eyes. Is there any sp...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern.I suggest showing an ophthalmologist for ptosis (dropping eye). I do not think there is a need for eye drops in ptosis because frequent eye drops can lead to dry eye, which can cause irritation and conjunctivitis. Depending u...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest solution for small freckles on cheeks and forehead of 1-month-old baby.

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know about small freckles on the cheeks and forehead of 1-month-old male child. Also, the left eye is watery and collection of yellowish mass after few hours near the inner end of the left eye. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Arunkumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is very normal for a newborn baby up to 6 months of age to develop such minor skin problems. It is called milia. There is no need to worry about it. It is due to insignificant obstruction in sweat glands. I will prescribe a lotion. Please apply the lotion three to fo...  Read Full »

I am 55 year old woman, concerned about the pinkish bump on the eyeball. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a fairly healthy 55-year-old woman. I have a bump, on my eyeball, not my eyelid and it is small and very painful. My mom and my sister said it is pinkish looking, and I do not have a photo to send so, I will try to explain the best I can. I cannot see it myself, and I cannot afford...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Without photos, it is very difficult to comment on the condition. Your symptoms are suggestive of phlyctenular conjunctivitis which may present as a red painful bump with congestion around it. I suggest you follow a few ins...  Read Full »

I had earlier undergone treatment for conjunctivitis and corneal ulcer, but it has recurred, and inflammation is present in both eyes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am studying abroad at present, and during the last term, I developed conjunctivitis that lasted for most of the term and progressed to a corneal ulcer. The ulcer was in the periphery of one eye and was treated with antibiotics and topical steroids. This term, the conjunctivitis has r...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. Conjunctivitis can be caused by bacterial, viral infections, or allergic reactions. In viral conjunctivitis, the cornea is involved in a few cases leading to multiple small superficial lesions with subepithelia...  Read Full »

My 2 months old daughter's left eye looks swollen. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is two months old. When she was about two weeks old, her left eye looked more swollen than the other. I consulted with a general practitioner, and he said it might have been that she sleeps more on that side, which is why that eye appears swollen. However, when she was four we...  Read Full »

Dr. Agarwal Krishna Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The symptoms you have described here point towards conjunctivitis of the left eye. It may have decreased now, so no pus is coming from the eye after tetracycline ointment, but some inflammation is still there in the eyelids. It can also be con...  Read Full »

I am having conjunctivitis in my left eye. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have all the classic symptoms of conjunctivitis in my left eye. I have had this issue with the same eye in the last three months. I was traveling then and was unable to consult the doctor. It appeared to resolve on its own. I have an appointment scheduled in the next month with my ophth...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopal R. Damani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, it does look like conjunctivitis (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You can start using topical eye drops. Use some lubricating eye drops. Keep your personal-use things separate like bed sheets, pillow covers, towels, etc. Use tissue paper to ...  Read Full »

Is watery discharge from eyes a sign of conjunctivitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have little white discharge from my eyes when I wake up. Could this be some form of conjunctivitis? If yes, what is the treatment? I have been washing my eyes with warm saline water for three days. After I wash, the eyes are normal and there is no redness during the day. The condition ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If this is a recent onset and finding, then it could be conjunctivitis. However, if you aren't experiencing any other symptoms like pain, it's probable that your condition is related to pollution. Consider adjusting your exposure to pollutants. Alongside, you can continu...  Read Full »

Why does my mother complain of eye pain and burning after recovering from COVID?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is a 69-year-old female. She is a recent COVID-treated patient and recuperating well. However, since yesterday she is complaining of an eye issue. She had swelling under the eye for the last three days. She can see well, but there is burning and pain with some discharge. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may be due to conjunctivitis. I suggest Flur eye drops (Flurbiprofen) four times a day for one week. Refresh Tears eye drops (Carboxymethylcellulose) twice daily times a day for one month. Moxigram (Moxifloxacin) eye drops four times a day for one week. Do warm co...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of post-COVID fungal infection in the eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is a 40-year-old healthy female. She has pain in both eyes for the past seven days. It started with discomfort and irritation as if some particle is stuck in her eyes. Both the eyes are affected, but she can see well. There is no discharge, no foreign body, or burning. Using...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may be due to allergy (dust most common). If Histafree eye drops (Olopatadine) is not relieving, I suggest Alcaft eye Drops (Alcaftadine) twice daily for one month. Refresh Liquigel Eye Drops (Carboxymethylcellulose) three times a day for one month. Ask her to was...  Read Full »

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