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My husband developed burning eyes on Sunday am. No fever.

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My husband developed burning eyes on Sunday am. No fever. When I checked them with a light both sclera's were yellow - the left darker somewhat than the right. He developed some nausea. As a nurse any number of things went through my mind and and I insisted he go to the doctor Monday am where he had to see another than our regular doctor.
He was told he had pink eye and given drops Polymyxin, q 3 hrs. Sorry, but I have never heard of dark yellow "pink eye". Please explain this to me.
Thanks a lot!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

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Pink eye is usually not dark yellow....

And, even if he DID have pink eye, it is a virus and polymyxin drops will be useless.....

I'd have him seen by an ophthalmologist for a second opinion.

And he would probably benefit from lab work to include LFTs if his sclera is icteric

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