Viral Conjunctivitis

Viral conjunctivitis is usually caused by the virus associated with the common cold, the adenovirus. It is contagious as the virus spreads through hand-to-eye contact. The most common symptoms include red-colored eyes, increased level of tear production, urge to rub the eyes, itching, irritation, or burning.

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I got conjunctivitis 7 days back.I had red eye with eyelid swelling.Now redness is gone but blurring is present.What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I got conjunctivitis seven days back. I had red-eye with eyelid swelling. I used Moxifloxacin hydrochloride from the very first day, every 2 hours. Then I started Fluorometholone four times a day and Cyclosporine three times a day. And now, for two days, I got blurred vision. Redness ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dada Peer K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having conjunctivitis and you are on treatment with Moxifloxacin and Fluorometholone. The presence of blurring of vision indicates involvement of cornea in the form of keratoconjunctivitis. This usually o...  Read Full »

What causes eye irritation and watering?

Query: Hi doctor, When I go to bed, my eyes start watering, mainly the left one. When I get out of my bed and look in the mirror, my eyes are red, and my eyelids are swollen. When I wake up in the morning, I have the same problem of tearing eyes, redness, and eyelid swelling. I sleep on the left side, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Xanthelasma is nothing to do with your problems. It is due to high cholesterol levels. Your watering problem may be related to previous conjunctivitis attacks. Do you have irritation during watering or blurring of vision after conjunctivitis? This is more commo...  Read Full »

My wife and kid have yellowish eye discharge from the morning. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Today morning, my kid 1.5 years old and wife's eyes got stuck with yellow discharge. The top of the eye become slightly red, and the eye seems heavy and tiny little bit. The eyes were cleaned with saline water, and the yellow deposit got cleared. How to avoid further yellow discharge and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms are suggestive of viral conjunctivitis. The other symptoms of viral conjunctivitis include mild lid edema, foreign body sensation, watering, discharge and redness. You can prevent this by using two handkerchiefs (one for each eye), keeping eyes and hand...  Read Full »

What could cause painful and swollen red eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, I have red-eye, and watery fluid comes out of it. The eyelids are swollen on both top and bottom, and it is painful.  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. I understand your concern. I have a few questions to help come to a diagnosis. How many days since this occurred? Was it sudden or developed over some time, like a couple of days? Is there any sticky yellow discharge? Is there any sensatio...  Read Full »

Viral conjunctivitis has caused blurring of vision. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. Three months ago, I got viral conjuctivitis after two weeks everything was fine but eyes got blurred then my doctor recommended me Tobramycin + Fluorometholone acetate suspension and Tear Naturale Forte. Then after using it for one month my vision was clear but then...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having post-viral SPK (superficial punctuate keratitis) in your eyes. It is a very common condition after viral conjunctivitis. It is that small whitish scar marks on the cornea which le...  Read Full »

Why are my eyes red and watery, and eyelids swollen?

Query: Hi doctor, When I wake up in the morning, I have watery eyes, eyelid swelling and redness. The symptoms get clear in some half an hour to a maximum of 2 hours and then it remains fine the entire day. Please help with this.  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your watering problem may be related to previous conjunctivitis attacks. This is more common in viral conjunctivitis. You can use artificial tear drops during watering. You can send pictures of your eyes and old records for more clear diagnosis and treatment...  Read Full »

Why is my vision blurry after getting pink eye?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 26. My problem started with an incident while cutting my nail and a piece of the nail hit my right eye. Luckily, it was a minor cut. I consult with a doctor and his medicine solved my problem. After some days, conjunctivitis attacked my right eye and spread into both the eyes. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history you described, I think you had adenoviral conjunctivitis and after that blurry vision was due to post adenoviral subepithelial keratitis. Sometimes, adenoviral is resolved without involving the cornea. But, if it involve, then the problem will take time t...  Read Full »

I have viral conjunctivitis. Should I protect the first affected eye from reinfection?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 41-year-old female and have been diagnosed with viral conjunctivitis by a specialist. My eye health is otherwise perfect (had them checked out a week before this came on). After a few days, it spread to the other eye. I expect the first eye will heal first, even though the second...  Read Full »


Dr. Dada Peer K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having viral conjunctivitis involving both the eyes. Coming to your first question, viral conjunctivitis remains infective in the initial three to five days hence no need to worry about the reinfection f...  Read Full »

I am experiencing itchiness and redness in my eyes. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, 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 p...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

Should I continue FML more than a week for viral conjunctivitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I had viral conjunctivitis a month ago. I was on FML for one week and after which, my eye got normal. I was asked to taper the dose and stop FML in three weeks by my doctor. I did so, but as soon as I stopped it my eyes started to redden again. My doctor said it was an allergy. I am on an...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes, episodes of redness can be anticipated after tapering steroids (FML - Fluorometholone). However, we do not have advice steroids for a prolonged time due to its side effect profile. Use of steroid sparing agents is advocated. These include anti-inflammatories...  Read Full »

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