What is "Pink Eye"?
"Pink Eye" is the commonly used name for Conjunctivitis, and is one of the most common
causes of a red, irritated eye. It is usually caused by a virus similar to the one that causes
the common cold; however, there are instances of
conjunctivitis that are bacterial in origin. For this
reason, it is not unusual to have the symptoms of a cold
before, during, and after a bout of conjunctivitis.
How is Conjunctivitis Treated?
Just like a common cold, viral infections like
conjunctivitis usually improve on their own, without
treatment. Frequently, eye drops are prescribed to ease
Bacterial conjunctivitis requires treatment with antibiotic eye drops to cure it. For this
reason, it is important to seek the care of an eye doctor.
On the other hand, allergic conjunctivitis is in an allergic response to a substance (pollen,
You should consult with our office if you have a red eye and experience blurred vision,
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