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Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
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i wear contacts and my eyes are getting red,burning and the

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i wear contacts and my eyes are getting red,burning and the light hurts my eyes. what could be the problem

Dr. A.S. Desai :

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Dr. A.S. Desai :

Is there profuse watering from the eyes too?

Customer:

yes

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Since the symptoms are seenin both eyes, it could be due to viral conjunctivitis.

Customer:

what is that

Dr. A.S. Desai :

It is usually self limiting and does not require any specific treatment except lubricating eyedrops.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

It may take 1 to 3 weeks to subside completely. It is better to start putting OTC preservative free Refresh tears eyedrops, 1 drop 4 times a day.

Customer:

will it go away or will i need to see a doctor

Dr. A.S. Desai :

In the meanwhile discontinue wearing contact lenses for 3 weeks.

Customer:

what causes it

Dr. A.S. Desai :

In case the symptoms persist or worsen beyond a week, then consider a visit to the ophthalmologist.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Viral conjunctivitis can occur from spread from other infected individuals. It can occur even from aerosol spread.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

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