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Hi. I'll be happy to help you with your question.
After a eye infection -- it sounds like you had a corneal ulcer -- the conjunctiva can have thicker blood vessels in it then it used to. These larger, thicker blood vessels can make your eyes look more "pinkish" as you put it.
This increase color on the white part of your eye should be nothing to be concerned about and will not cause any difficulty with going back to contact lens wear.
One thing I do want to caution you about though is not to use drops "to get the red out" to make your eyes look more white. These drops work by constricting the blood vessels for a short time which is followed by an even larger increase in the size of the veins!
The take home message? Go ahead and wear your contacts....as long as you follow up with your ophthalmologist as scheduled.
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