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Hello,Are you taking any antibiotics?Do you have any decrease in vision?Is it one or both eyes?
In my left eye, although my right looks like it might be beginning to swell. I started Keflex, but since I have a sinus infection, mild, don't think it may be broad spectrum enough.
250 mg 4x daily
vision is still ok
but slightly blurry in my right eye
Are you there?
I was temporarily disconnected.
The sinuses are in intimate contact with the mucosal lining of the eye as well -- the conjunctiva. I appears you may have a spread of the infection to include a conjunctivitis. Artificial tears and cool compresses will help with any of the symptoms you may have.If the mucous discharge worsens, you may have to broaden your antibiotic coverage such as with Augmentin. An addition of an antibiotic eye drop may help as well.
cool compress -- is that right?
Yes, for symptomatic relief.
another doctor said warm -- i'm confused?
Sometimes you can have irritation and mucous buildup from blepharitis. Part of blepharitis are oil glands in the eye eyelids which are plugged up. Warm compresses in that instance helps to soften the oils and open the oil glands.In acute conjunctivitis, cool compresses can help with the burning sensation.
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