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So the right eye is no longer involved?
It looks like it's just her left eye. When the light hits it, of course she closes both, since she can't just close one. The left eye is the one that looks a little puffy, though.
The white part of the eye is not red, it's just the upper and lower eyelid that look a little pinkish.
Your pediatrician is correct in that the most likely cause of her eye issues is "pink eye" caused by a similar virus that caused her cold. If this indeed the cause cold compresses should help her feel better along with some tylenol etc and things should get better in a couple of days
It is a good sign that the white part of her eye is not red....that makes an intraocular process, such as uveitis, much less likely
this has been going on since last Sunday. shouldn't it be better already?
I bet it is just secondary eye involvement like you pediatrician thought. A week of symptoms is not completely out of line, although it is kinda on the long side of normal for this condition
what would you recommend that I do to alleviate whatever she's feeling? It almost seems like it hurts
The best way be sure what is going on is to have her seen by a pediatric ophthalmologist. After a complete exam she will be able to tell you exactly what is going on....and if not exactly, then she will have ruled out most all nasty stuff :)
cold compresses if she will let you; normal OTC pain stuff you use for other minor illnesses and pains your daughter gets.
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My pleasure. I hope your daughter feels better soon
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