Conjunctivitis has many causes, from environmental factors to pathogenic causes. Treatment for conjunctivitis depends on its cause. During the diagnosis we will work with you to determine what is causing your pink eye and provide treatment to alleviate the symptoms.
Pink eye that is the result of an allergen or environmental cause (such as smoke or wind) can not be “cured” via treatment. In these cases of conjunctivitis we will provide treatment for the symptom and provide direction on how to asses the root cause.
If you have pink eye, visit us for prompt diagnosis of its cause and our recommended treatment. Request your appointment and let us know you are coming in for conjunctivitis treatment.
More Information About Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis has several causes:
Conjunctivitis has several symptoms, though the most obvious is also its nickname: pink eye. Symptoms of conjunctivitis include:
There are different treatments for conjunctivitis depending on the cause. This may include antibiotics, topical steroids or allergy drops when needed. Some types may clear up on their own after one to two weeks.
In the case of allergic conjunctivitis, we recommend that you have an allergy test done. While it’s possible to determine the cause of your reaction without an allergy test, having the test done speeds the process along considerably.
Pathogenic conjunctivitis is contagious and can quickly spread to multiple people. If you or a family member has pink eye, follow some precautions: