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It appears that you are experiencing symptoms of viral conjunctivitis. Until it is certain that there is no secondary bacteria infection after your eye doctor evaluates the eye, I suggest that you hold-off on the pred forte. There are cases when it can be used in EKC virus conjunctivitis
to prevent cornea changes from excessive eye infection, but this is only after the eye doctor evaluates the eye. I will suggest that you plan to see your eye doctor to exclude EKC virus conjunctivitis.
At this time, I would suggest that you use Zaditor drop (over the counter) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory 4 times for 1 week to reduce the inflammation; preservative free tear drop (i.e. Refresh plus or Genteal drop) 4 times daily at least 10 minutes each time separating the use of Zaditor to prevent dilution, and finally apply cold compresses 2-4 times daily for 10 to 15 minutes each time. I expect that this will resolve in 10 - 14 days. However, if you are experiencing eye discomfort, pain, yellowish discharge, light sensitivity
or decreased vision, I suggest that you follow-up with eye doctor for closer evaluation, especially considering your history of cataract and retinal surgery. Also, avoid touching others with contaminated hands - regular hand washing after touch or wiping your eyes will preventing transmitting this to others.
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