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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Had an eye condition 5 days ago when my eye felt bruised but

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Had an eye condition 5 days ago when my eye felt bruised but looked ok so saw Opthomologist who confirmed all was ok but should it continue hurting see a doctor. After 24 hrs I awoke with a large water blister across the bottom half of the eyeball so went to doctor who suggested it was an allergic reaction to the drops used by eye man. Prescribed a 4 day course of steroid tablets and eye drops. The following day the blister was gone and eye felt better but still felt tender/bruised. Woke this morning with blister back so still administering eye drops, somewhat concerned. Any ideas. Many thanks Tony
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi Tony. Any chance of seeing a photo of your eye on this page?

And what were the two eye drops you used?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Meds are 10 Deltacortril Ent 5mg Gast Res Tabs and Maxitrol eye drops. Can't seem to attach pic to this format but will send if I can have email address

many thanks

tony

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Try posting it on Photobucket, ImageShack or Snapfish and give me the link Anthony
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Sorry but don't use or understand those formats, I am 69 years old 😀

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
No problem you can send it to this address

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And they will send it to me, but it will take an hour or so so I'll let you know when I get it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi, havnt yet recieved reply to meds and pic info, would be helpful as am still suffering.
Tony
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Still awaiting a reply, don't know wether you are receiving this ??

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Sorry Anthony--did you email Just Answer the photos?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes yesterday

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

OK Since that was Sunday I should get them today.

Sorry for such a delay but give me another few hours

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Wilco

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Thanks
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No diagnosis as yet? Am still using eye drops but large blister still apparent, quite sore overnight but does seem to improve during the day. At a loss to understand next step of treatment so some input would be helpful !!!

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

So very sorry Anthony but I was never sent your photos

Just one question then--can you describe the appearance of the eye in detail?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Eye is bloodshot with swollen lids and bottom half of eyeball is blistered. Have been on a small Island in Ireland with no Doc so today moved to mainland and have doc appointment at 1530 so will let you know diagnosis.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

OK Anthony.

For now this sounds like a viral conjunctivitis and it may even be a case of shingles

Hopefully you'll be given a course of both oral and eyedrop acyclovir to cover it.

Let me know how it goes

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Many thanks, ***** ***** avoided then, phew 😀😀 Will let you know

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
My pleasure