I am on vacation with red eye



Submitted by kelizsant on Fri, 08/16/2019 - 13:10
United States
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
Do you use any eye drops?
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

I use the Daily's contact lenses and have been using them for around 9 years, for about 10-12 hours a day on average. 





I am on vacation in Italy and about a week ago I went to visit an eye doctor here because I was experiencing some discomfort while wearing my contacts. The doctor told me simply I was wearing my contacts too much and told me to keep them out for 7-10 days and gave me an eye drop, eye gel, and lubricant eye drops (pictures below).

Wednesday was exactly the 7 days mark, so I decided to try putting in contacts for dinner time to see how my eyes were. They responded well. However the next morning when I woke up, the left was quite veiny and red and my eyes are usually quite healthy.

I tried going back to see the doctor but he is on vacation for the next 2 weeks. My glasses are becoming quite painful to wear because they are old but I want to make sure this in my eye isn't anything too serious.

I do suffer occasionally from seasonal allergies. Aside from the bright red veins, I don't feel any pain nor is there any residue, but I do slightly feel like there is something in that area where the red veiny area is.

Attached are the medications the doctor gave me. I'm not sure if you can help me at all by telling me what this in my eye could be, but I'm just very worried because my eye has never done this before. 

Thank you so much.




Thanks for your Question

First of all i wouldn't recommend to wear contact lenses on red eye until you are examined by your eye doctor. There are many causes of red eye such as dry eyes, allergic conjunctivitis, corneal infection, corneal inflammation, episcleritis and many other causes and unfortunately without examination it will be difficult to know that cause in your case.

Keep using these medications until you see the eye doctor. Tobradex eye ointment should be used only once at bed time.

In case you feel improvement with no red eye, try to use new contact lenses with new case as your old one might be infected.

If you feel that your condition is getting worse, more redness, eye pain or blurry vision you should visit another eye doctor as soon as possible and don't wait for your eye doctor to comeback from the vacation.



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