I am experiencing itchiness and redness in my eyes since a few days. I have been administering eye drops twice or thrice a day since two to three days but the problem persists. The redness is more after waking up and it subsides a bit after using eye drops (Itone eye drops). A major part of my day involves using a laptop. The itchiness and redness are slight, not very extreme. Kindly suggest.
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From your description, I feel that you could have allergic conjunctivitis with some degree of dry eyes. The major symptom of allergic conjunctivitis being itching and of dry eyes being burning sensation. Both conditions cause redness and irritation and are aggravated by each other.
My advice to you is:
I recommended that you see an ophthalmologist in case of the following -
1. The redness, watering, and irritation are worsening in spite of the above measures.
2. There is a drop in the visual ability/clarity of vision goes down - check each eye by closing the other.
3. Your eyes stick together when you open your eyes for the first time in the morning after sleep.
Hope you get well soon. Kindly revert back to me in case you have any further questions. Review after two weeks.
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Thank you for the prompt and detailed response. I have bought both the eye drops and since a couple of days the reddening of the eyes has increased a bit and mucus is built up in the morning when I wake up. Right now, the vision is getting slightly blocked due to building up of mucus. Also the mucus is mostly clear but once or twice today, I have seen dark yellowish construct. Kindly suggest.
Welcome back to icliniq.com.
The onset of sticking of eyelids when waking up in the morning is a sign that says that the condition is "viral conjunctivitis". This needs a consultation with an ophthalmologist and an eye examination.
Please continue Olopatadine and lubricant eye drops.
Measures to reduce the severity are -
This is a contagious disease and spreads by contact/touch rather than by looking into the eyes of the patient. So, keep your hands clean by washing often.
Please let me know if you have any more queries.
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