How To Treat Red Eye?

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At night, I contracted conjunctivitis or red eyes from Tuesday. According to my doctor, it must be treated with cendo polygran. However, when I went to the pharmacy, according to the pharmacist, I’d better use cendo polydex. But until now my eyes are still red although not as red as Tuesday, does it take a long time to cure it? Because every time I use these drops it hurts a little in my eyes. Thank you in advance. Good night

1 Answer:

Hello Blistiyanti,

Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the lining that covers most of the surface of the eye to the inside of the eyelid. Conjunctivitis can be caused due to a viral infection, bacterial infection, and also an allergic reaction. Symptoms of conjunctivitis include:

Red eye
Itching or burning heat in the eyes
Excessive secretions of the eye are generally liquid and are abundant in viral infections. In bacterial infections the thicker eye discharge is greenish yellow. Patients often complain of sticky eyelids in the morning
Red and swollen eyelids
Blurred vision when a lot of secretions and cover parts of the pathway of vision, but will return to normal when the secretions are cleaned
Swelling of the conjunctiva (chemosis)

Conjunctivitis can be transmitted through contact with the patient's eye secretions. For example the patient rubs his eyes then holds an object or shakes hands with you. Then you hold your eyes with those dirty hands. Conjunctivitis can initially occur in one eye and a few days later it occurs in the other eye. The diagnosis of conjunctivitis is obtained from the patient's clinical symptoms and physical examination of the eye by a doctor.

Conjunctivitis due to a viral infection can resolve on its own within 7-14 days. Treatment generally includes administering artificial tear drops, cleaning eye secretions with wet gauze, and applying compresses to the eyelid with a wet compress. Patients suspected of conjunctivitis due to bacterial infection will be given eye drops or antibiotic eye ointment (for example Cendo Polygran which has been prescribed by a doctor).

Cendo polygran is available in the form of eye ointments, bottle eye drops and minidose (small tubes). The drug should only be used by one patient and not be applied to another patient. When dripping on drugs, the tip of the bottle does not touch the eye. Side effects that may arise when using the drug are stinging / pain that gradually disappears and local irritation. Patients who experience intense itching, swelling in the eyes that are getting heavier, red eyes getting heavier are likely to experience hypersensitivity (allergic) to the drug, you should stop using it and return to the doctor immediately.

Cendo polydex is a type of antibiotic eye drop that also contains corticosteroids. Corticosteroid eye drops can reduce inflammation (inflammation) so that complaints usually red eyes will be easier to disappear, but the prescription and use of these drugs should only be on the instructions of the doctor. Corticosteroid eye drops that are used carelessly can cause increased intraocular pressure which can cause glaucoma (damage to the eye nerve) and also the formation of cataracts (cloudy eye lenses) more quickly. Like other drops, cendo polydex can also cause a stinging sensation when dropped into the eye.

For cases of conjunctivitis, although it can go away on its own, it is better to continue to control the ophthalmologist if within 7 days there has been no improvement with the treatment that has been given or if there is a worsening of symptoms such as excessive glare, a sense of a lump in the eye, pain in the eyes, and permanent visual impairment. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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