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Dr. Stevens, Ophthalmologist
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over the past 2 days my left eye has been irritated and red.

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over the past 2 days my left eye has been irritated and red. When i woke up this morning it was swollen and my eye lids were stuck together and has been draining a greenish dishcharge. does this sound like pink eye? And if it does is there anything i can do for it thats over the counter?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 8 years ago.

Hello there

the symptoms you describe suggest that you have an infection, that is a conjunctivitis (pink eye). These are typically self resolving and get better in a few days but I usually prescribe antibiotics to be on the safe side. You can call your doc and let him know your symptoms and he can prescribe something for you, Regards XXXXX XXXXX