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Just about everyone has some level of first-hand experience with conjunctivitis. More commonly referred to as “pink eye” (or sometimes, “red eye”), conjunctivitis is a common condition with multiple causes.
Certain forms of pink eye – namely, pathogenic pink eye – are quite contagious. If you or your child has pink eye, we recommend visiting us for a proper diagnosis. Once we have determined the cause of your pink eye, we will be able to provide treatment for its symptoms to improve your comfort.
Treating Your Conjunctivitis Symptoms
Appropriate treatment for conjunctivitis depends entirely on its cause. If your pink eye symptoms are persisting or causing significant discomfort, request an appointmentto meet with an Optometrist.
Pathogenic pink eye may be treated by antibiotics (depending on its severity), though in most cases the pathogen needs to run its course.
Other forms of pink eye are addressed from a symptom perspective, providing relief of discomfort. Treatments generally center around eye drops or oral medications that can be taken to reduce inflammation or allergic response.
Conjunctivitis – when the conjunctiva of your eye becomes red and inflamed – has several causes. The three most common are:
Pathogens – called “pathogenic conjunctivitis”, bacteria and viruses can cause pink eye. These versions of pink eye can be quite contagious, rapidly spreading within a population (such as among kids at school).
Allergens – called “allergic conjunctivitis”, this version of pink eye is familiar to millions of Americans that suffer from allergies.
Environmental – called “environmental conjunctivitis”, this version of pink eye is caused by something in your environment that is irritating the eye. It may be a result of poor air quality (dust, etc.), chemicals (cleaning products, etc.), or the environment holistically (heavy wind, etc.)
The most common symptom of conjunctivitis is its colloquial namesake: pink eye. The conjunctiva lines the eye and eyelid, covering the sclera (the white part of the eye). When it becomes inflamed or irritated, it turns a pink or reddish color. Other symptoms include:
Redness of the eyelid
Excessive tear production
An itchy, burning, or feeling of a foreign body in the eye
Sensitivity to light
A yellow or green discharge from the eye
Location & Hours
You can find us directly beside the Fullerton post office located in the Post Office Village strip-mall. There is plenty of on-site parking.
Allred Family Eye Care Optometry
1342 E Chapman Ave,
Fullerton, CA 92831