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My daughter has pink eye and it seems to be getting better. When can I send her back to school?
 
What concentration of tea tree oil should my son use to treat Demodex (mites) in his eyelashes?
 
Is there a rapid test for pink eye that can help differentiate viral from bacterial conjunctivitis, like a rapid strep test?
 
I regularly get conjunctivitis. Can this point to a more serious underlying problem?
 
What medication is available over the counter to help treat a corneal ulcer?
 
Can you wear contacts if you have blepharitis?
 
How do you treat an eye infection/irritation due to eyelash extensions (glue)?
 
Is it possible to get an eye infection from E. coli?
 
If contacts are left in someone’s eyes for too long and Visine and saline solution create a burning sensation, would coconut oil be an effective alternative?
 
I have herpes keratitis. My friend was just diagnosed with shingles. Will this compromise my condition?
 
Once I have lost vision from bacterial keratitis will it ever return?
 
Can the fungi from athlete’s foot be transferred to the eye?
 
Is it safe to put food coloring in your eyes for a scary Halloween effect?
 
Can pink eye spread if two kids take a bath together?
 
Is a stye infection caused by a staph bacteria?
 
When I woke up my eyes felt swollen and looked bloodshot. I went to the doctors to get a prescription for my eye yesterday and it already feels better but my eye lid is still puffy and purple.
 
My grandmother had cataract surgery a month ago in India and now she has something called fungus infection in both eyes. Please suggest what can be done for my grandmother.
 
Would the Epstein-Barre virus cause eye infections or bother the eyes at all?
 
How long after exposure can pink eye appear?
 
I have a bacterial eye infection. What is the treatment of choice?
 
Can I have cataract surgery if I've had herpes simplex in my eye?
 
Will pink eye damage my lens implants?
 
This past week I developed an infection and was prescribed prednisolone and atropine. This morning I woke up and there is a large brown spot on my iris and my pupil has quadrupled in size and is an irregular shape.
 
I have pink eye and the doctor gave me erythromycin ointment which I’ve been using for 3 days, but it is still red. How long does it take before it starts clearing up?
 
Can conjunctivitis adversely affect the pressure in my eye?
 
Can my premature daughter's pseudomonas infection spread to her other eye?
 
I think I may have an eye infection caused by wearing my contacts.
 
Does my son have a chalazion or something else?
 
How do I treat outbreaks of Meibomian cysts?
 
I see a spot in my vision following surgery. What could this be?
 
My son has allergies and often rubs his eyes and they do get a little red. How do I know when it's just his allergies and when I should have it checked for pink eye?
 
I think I have a contact lens-induced eye infection. What are these eye infections called medically and are there medications I can take prior to my appointment?
 
Are pink eye and conjunctivitis the same thing?
 
How can I tell if I have an eye infection or pink eye? My eye started watering last night and now it is slightly swollen and pink. What should I do for it?
 
Is there a permanent cure for ocular herpes?
 
What medication is used to treat a fungal eye infection?
 
How does a child get pink eye and what are the causes I could have avoided so my child wouldn’t have gotten it?
 
I scratched my eye while taking out a contact lens. My thumbnail was longer than I expected, and somehow I scratched the white part of my eyeball. Of course, it is bloodshot now, and a little irritated.
 
The last two mornings I have had severe red and burning eyes after I put in my contacts. I take them out and then my eyes continue to burn and tear. I have worn contacts for a long time.

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