Pink Eye Consultation
Conjunctivitis, commonly referred to as "pink eye," is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelid. This can cause symptoms such as redness, itching, burning, and discharge from the eye. Pink eye can be caused by a number of factors, including viral or bacterial infections, allergies, or exposure to irritants such as smoke or chemicals.
There are three types of pink eye:
Viral conjunctivitis, which is caused by a virus and is highly contagious. It usually starts with cold-like symptoms and can affect one or both eyes.
Bacterial conjunctivitis, which is caused by bacteria and is also contagious. It usually causes a thick, yellow-green discharge from the eye.
Allergic conjunctivitis, which is caused by an allergic reaction to things such as pollen, pet dander, or dust mites. It usually causes itching, redness, and tearing of the eyes.
Depending on the symptoms we prescribe:
Antibiotic eye drops (Olfloxacin, Polytrim, Moxifloxacin)
Antibiotic eye ointment (Erythromycin)