Both viral and bacterial pinkeye (conjunctivitis)
usually improve after 5 to 7 days, and symptoms clear up by 7 to 10 days. With
antibiotic treatment for bacterial pinkeye, symptoms go away more quickly than
Pinkeye infections caused by certain other infections (such as
meningitis) may cause more long-term problems if not
treated. But these infections usually cause the types of symptoms in the
first 2 to 3 days that would cause a person to seek medical care.
More than 3 million adult Americans have glaucoma, making it one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S.
The most common form, chronic open-angle glaucoma, generally appears in middle age and seems to have a genetic component: One in five people with glaucoma has a close relative with the condition. In chronic, open-angle glaucoma, sight begins to fade in the outer areas (peripheral) of the visual field; if untreated, tunnel vision and then blindness follow.
The inside of the eye continuously...
Eye pain and sensitivity to light that increases in the first 5 to 7
days may mean you have a more serious eye problem. Any symptom that has not
improved after 7 days needs to be evaluated by a doctor.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
November 2, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 02, 2011
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