Eye Conditions and Treatment

Conjunctivitis is treated in the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Faculty Practice


Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

More commonly known as pink eye.  Conjunctivitis is a group of diseases that results in inflammation of the mucus membrane that covers the white of the eye and the inner lining of the eyelids. It is usually caused by viruses, bacteria, irritating substances (shampoo, dirt, smoke, pool chlorine), sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or allergens (substances that cause allergies.) Some forms are highly contagious and can spread from one person to another. If left untreated, some forms of conjunctivitis can cause corneal inflammation and result in loss of vision.


Signs and Symptoms

  • Discharge
  • Redness
  • Tearing
  • Swelling
  • Burning and itching of the eye
 

Treatment and Prevention

  • Prescribed eye medication