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I have had sore eyes for 6weeks. My right eye was badly swollen

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I have had sore eyes for 6weeks. My right eye was badly swollen and produced pus.Despite many treatments from the dr.I am experiencing some difficulty in seeing. Can you help
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. What exactly is the problem now with your vision in that eye now?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It appears to be grainy and sore to read
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Hilary. Have you seen an ophthalmologist--an MD eye specialist--about this?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
No not as yet although I have seen a dr.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Hilary. It sounds to me as though you have a viral conjunctivitis and although the medication you've had so far would be fine for a bacterial conjunctivitis it wouldn't be effective for a viral conjunctivitis. Ask your doctor for acyclovir eye drops or ointment or if he isn't comfortable with that, ask to see an ophthalmologist. The acyclovir medication should clear this up
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