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If You Are Experiencing the Symptoms of Conjunctivitis (AKA, Pink Eye or Red Eye), Visit Us for Quick Diagnosis & Treatment

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Certain forms of conjunctivitis can be extremely contagious. When booking your appointment, please specify that you are coming in for treatment for your pink eye. Until diagnosis, we recommend staying away from crowded areas as you may be contagious.

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.

Don’t Suffer From the Frustrating Symptoms of Pink Eye

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:

  • Environmental – Think of things such as pollen, dander, smoke, and other allergens or environmental factors that you may come into contact with. In the case of smoke, eliminating your exposure to areas of smoke (and poor air quality in general) will likely reduce or eliminate your symptoms.
  • Chemical – Many chemicals found in everything from soaps to cleaning agents can cause conjunctivitis.
  • Pathogenic – Certain viruses and bacteria cause pathogenic conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis has several symptoms, though the most obvious is also its nickname: pink eye. Symptoms of conjunctivitis include:

  • Itchy eyes that persist even when scratched
  • A burning or stinging sensation of the eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Redness of the eye and surrounding areas

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:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Use clean towels, blankets, etc.
  • Wash your eye with warm water several times per day
  • Avoid touching your face and eye

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