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Did your son have a recent illness (i.e. cold or flu)?
in contact with anyone else with a pink eye?
not that we know of
wears contact lenses?
Pink eye is commonly caused by a virus. it may take 2-3 weeks to resolve.
i am just worried since he is in europe right now and i am here
since his vision is fine and the symptoms are mostly better, then he should be ok to continue the same treatment course.
we were told to only use the drops for five days and stop
if there is change in vision or the symptoms are worsening, then he may need to see a doctor there.
should he stop
he can continue the drops until the bottle is done.
should he continue to take the drops
but if it is pink eye caused by a virus, then the drops are not necessary.
what kind of symptions should we watch for
he can hold off and just use plain artificial tears.
i will have him use artifical tears
worsening symptoms being change in vision, pain, double vision, swollen eyelids.
if worried however, he would have to use his own judgement to see a doctor locally.
his eyes are still red, is that ok
if it is getting better from when it first start, it should be ok.
i am all set