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my son's eyes are blood red but othwerwise asymptomatic
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my son's eyes are blood red but othwerwise asymptomatic

My son had a flu bug, and ever since then he has had blood red eyes.  

Likely unrelated but, since vision is involved I will share this...A few weeks before this, he was having headaches, these included major peripheral vision problems which lasted 10 days. The pediatrician assigned topamax after eye doc saw nothing extraodinary.  All vision issues and headache issues stopped.  So, we stopped the topamax when he got the flu.

When he got the flu, both eyes were red so pediatrician prescrived vigamox drops.  He used it for 3 days as told, and it got 50% better.  then, it came back now, full force after 4 days off of this.  They are so red it is frightening for others when they see him. He is a contact wearer, who once in a while leaves in his daily contacts for 2 days.. But, this has been the case apparently for years.  My question is that perhaps was the vigamox NOT the answer?  Could we be missing a bigger problem?  Pediatricians have to work with so many specialties, perhaps we missed another problem?  He doesn't have glasses, so he can't see until this goes away, and doc said never wear contacts in these unhealthy looking situations.. I'm heading off to buy glasses so he can at least go to school while we figure this out.
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Leave the contacts out. See an Eye MD ophthalmologist. Find one at www.aao.org

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