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Posted on 12-22-2017
Pink eye is a condition that is known by its medical term, conjunctivitis. While it can affect people of all ages, we at Eye Society in Chicago typically see cases of pink eye in children. This is because pink eye can be contagious, spreading rapidly among kids and their teachers in classrooms and daycare centers.
You should know that pink eye occurs in three types:
After you’ve undergone an examination by your optometrist to determine what kind of pink eye you have, it’s time for a customized treatment plan made solely for you. Allergic conjunctivitis can be remedied by allergy medicine.
If you have bacterial conjunctivitis, the optometrist will usually recommend that you use antibiotic eye drops or ointment at home until the condition clears up. In cases of viral conjunctivitis, your optometrist will typically instruct you to take care of the problem by placing a cool, wet washcloth to your eyes throughout the day until symptoms subside.
If you suspect that you or a loved one has conjunctivitis, do not delay in getting a professional evaluation so you can begin treating this condition and restore your ocular health.
To learn more about treating pink eye or to set an appointment with your preferred optometrist, contact Eye Society in Chicago today.
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