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Well, first of all, there are hints that the eye doctor should be able to see that would help them to determine if your ocular infection is bacterial or viral.
In any event, while tobradex does not cover every known bacteria using it along with gancyclovir covers you for many bacterial and viral causes of eye infections.
It is possible that it could take more then 3 days for everything to get better so I would just continue what you are doing through the weekend.
oh thanks for the soon reply doctor.
Also, it is very unlikely that HSV1 (the most common virus that causes a cold sore) would infect your eye after receptive oral sex with a person who had an active cold sore on her mouth area.
i see, i'm just worried if i keep waiting for a week or more and then reach to a place where no one can help or gets serious damage to the cornea
From what you have posted I do not think you are on the way to serious corneal damage.
Does this answer your question to your satisfaction?
the reason i'm suspecting hsv1 is because the person i had oral sex with had a cold sore on her lips
Yes. I read that part. I think you are going to be OK
is there specific antibiotic for chlamydia,gorronhea or antivirals adenovirus ?
i mean antivirals for adenovirus ?
No. There are antibiotics that kill those organisms, but not one that is just for STDs. The gancyclovir will kill most virus' and tobradex gets many bacteria.
Vigamox is a broader spectrum antibiotic but, from what you have posted, I do not think you need to switch antibiotics at this point. And, normally, antivirals are not used except for serious eye infections....
From what you have posted I have no reason to believe that you have an STD in your eyes.
ahaa, but it just developed three days after the itchy penis feeling,can it be coincidence ?
Yes. I very much doubt whatever is affecting your penis is now in your eye.......
i hope that . because the urologist said u might have touched ur eye after touching ur penis or washing it
After two decades of practice I can tell you that it just doesn't spread that easy.....
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thanks alot for your help doctor,
finally what would u suggest me to do now? take my antibiotics and antivral gel for one week and wait for results right?
and i wanted to ask you i walk alot in the cold wind, is that not safe? should i just stay at home till i'm ok?
some friends suggested me to use home remedies like hot cotton, and lipton tea bag on my eye?
should i avoid sitting on the laptop for long time ?
sorry for taking your time, hope to see ur answers on this ...
thanks Dr.Rick your information was very helpful indeed.
now i feel better and my eyes are not as red as before, how ever when i pull my left upper eye lid up and see inside i can see that the inside is very red.
i'm feeling some kind of blurry vision too, i don't know why my eye looks better and whiter than before after 4 days of taking the eye drops and the gel, but i don't why i'm having this blurry vision, i heard that herpes virus cause scar in the cornea when it's leaving the eye, could that be the reason for what i'm feeling?!! i spoke with the girl i had oral sex with and she said she was recently diagnosed with herpes virus causing her acute respiratory infection
thanks alot i'm very well now, i don't complain about anything and my eyes are almost back to normal, my eye lid is gradually coming to normal size,
i have one little problem which is my left eye, the one that was affected more is now very dry from inside, like i feel some itchiness because of the dryness ? is that OK? is the eye drops to make it less dry?
thanks . i have one little problem which is my left eye, the one that was affected more is now very dry from inside, like i feel some itchiness because of the dryness ? is that OK? is the eye drops to make it less dry?
Hello Doctor, thank you for your support and i appreciate your help.
i went to the opthalmologist today for follow up and she said that i don't need to use eye drops or the gel and that my conjunctiva is getting better now, she said there is still some dilated vessels but that usually resolves soon..
however i told her that i started to develop some blurred vision specially in long distances for example while looking at the projector during class, and if i sit on computer for long time, so she sent me to do a vision test with another doctor, he checked my eye pressure which was normal and then he checked my vision with the "E" letters then check my vision through some electronic machine which i look at some thing like a green building or something i don't know really what it is but after checking that, he told me that i have Astigmatism.
he said my right eye is -0.75 * 175 and my left eye is -1.25 *180.
he said my left eye seems to be effected more, and when i remember back during my conjunctivitis my left eye was actually the one that was affected more so did this result from the conjunctivitis? does it cause blurred vision?!
i stopped using the Drops and the Gel three days ago so i don't think it's due to the medicines that i'm using.
the doctor put some glasses on me and i started to see things better but then he told me you currently don't need these glasses and he told me just come back if it gets worse.
do you think i should get the glasses? i'm also worried that this thing is gradually progressing and getting worse and maybe micro-organism is affecting my cornea now, is there is a way to make sure that's not happening?
do people get Astigmatism after conjunctivitis?!!!
and sorry for my too many questions, i'm in China and people here don't speak english well so i can barely explain to them and understand what they are saying unless with dictionaries
Appreciate your quick reply.
yes i have good doctors who help me a lot the only problem is the language barrier ^_^.
the ophthalmologist who was following my conjunctivitis told me to come once every week just to check on my current dilated vessels in my eye
which she thinks is not a big deal to worry about ..