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I have what looks in images like bacterial pink eye.
It's 12:30 at night and am wondering if it needs to be addressed right away or can it wait until morning?
My eye was slightly irritated throughout the day, but started to have white pus later
Does anyone at home have pink eye?
no, I live alone
Do you wear contact lenses?
The difference I see between viral and mine is that there is white pus that developed today
sometimes. i wore contacts yesterday
Is it only one eye or both eyes?
When you wipe away the pus, does a lot more come out?
it comes back after a bit
How is the vision in that eye?
it's ok, but i think the pus is causing some blurriness
and i see halos around lights
but after washing the eye i see better
there are many reasons you can have a mucous discharge.
conjunctivitis (i.e. pink eye). which can be bacterial or viral.
another cause can be a corneal infection, especially in the setting of contact lens use.
i don't wear contact lenses very often
probably once for 4 hours in the past week
corneal infection is one of the possibilities.
an exam by an eye doctor should be able to tell.
you should see a doctor tomorrow.
ok. that's all i wanted to know, whether to go now or tomorrow.
if the infection is severe, then you may think about going to the ER tonight.
but you will have to judge that for yourself.
what are the signs of it being severe?
eye swollen shut.
ok, that's not me. thanks for the help!
have a good night. goodbye.
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