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Is the eye significantly red, itchy, or painful?
Are you there?
Yes i am here, I couldn't figure out how to do this.
Yes, I"m still here. Is the eye significantly red, itchy, or painful?
the eye is not red, or itchy, just a little sore
How long ago was the surgery on that eye?
probably a year ago
this is probably because I have gotten some germs, or perhaps a little
mucous, and now it is itchy.
So it is itchy?
right now as you ask, yes, and probably a lot of this is due to allergies.
Do you have any of these symptoms in the other eye?
i have probably rubbed this eye with dirty handws.
I would recommend using some artificial tears 3-4x/day in that eye. Any artificial tear will do (you can choose from one of over two dozen at your local pharmacy); however, I would recommend not getting the kind that says get-the-red-out or redness-reliever on it--those can cause problems if used chronically.
ok, I am going to follow your advice. I have been using articial tears, but
maybe once or twice. I will get some new ones tomorrow and then if it
I would also recommend using some warm compresses on the eye each morning for about 5-10 minutes. If the eyeball continues to itch, then an OTC drop called either Alaway or Zaditor can be helpful with itching. I suspect that this is likely all allergic in nature, and not infectious. Usually if it is infectious in nature, the eyeball is red and the discharge is more than just slight in volume and is defiintely yellowish-green all the time.
does not improve, call my opthamologist. Anyway it does not sound as it
Yes, if this is not improving over the next 24-48 hours, then call your ophthalmologist because you have to be careful with this eye because it has had surgery; it is more susceptible to infection than the other eye.
Thanks for the information . joan
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