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Question:
I think I may have an eye infection caused by wearing my contacts. I was fine last night but woke up early this morning with a pain in my eye and severe redness in my cornea. Is there an OTC medicine I can use to treat this or should I see an Eye M.D.? 

Answer:
Redness of an eye, with or without pain, should be considered seriously and I would suggest you NOT treat yourself with over the counter medications and that you consult your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) about this condition as soon as possible.

Answered by: Wayne Bizer, DO Wayne Bizer, DO

Categories: Eye Conditions, Vision Correction

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