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Conjunctivitis in Lake Worth, FL

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What is Conjunctivitis?

Our board-certified ophthalmologists at Palm Beach Eye Center in Lake Worth, FL, have extensive experience in treating a variety of eye conditions, like pink eye. Known as conjunctivitis, pink eye can create uncomfortable symptoms and hinder your ability to see. Usually caused by bacteria, viruses, irritants, eye drops, allergic reactions, or STDs, our team can provide treatment solutions that reduce symptoms associated with the condition. We are pleased to provide eye infection treatments in Lake Worth, FL. Contact us today for more information.

What are the symptoms of pink eye, and how is It Treated?

Unfortunately, pink eye can occur in patients of all ages. During an exam, we review your symptoms and provide a treatment plan to eliminate your symptoms. Signs of pink eye may include:

  • Weepy eyes
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Yellow discharge
  • Light sensitivity
  • Itchiness
  • Crusty eyelids or lashes in the morning
  • Foreign body sensation in the eye

Sometimes, the eye may swell shut because of excess drainage. Your pink eye treatment options depend on the underlying reason for why it is occurring. Treatments may include antihistamines, antibiotic eye drops, and cold or warm compresses. During this time, patients should avoid wearing contacts. If you have disposable lenses, please throw away the pair that you wore when you first started exhibiting symptoms. Additionally, we recommend replacing any eye makeup you used before your pink eye. Both of these action items will prevent the infection from coming back after you have healed.

Conjunctivitis FAQ

How do you get conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis can be caused by pollen or dust in your environment or from increased viral or bacterial activity. It is important to visit an eye doctor to determine which pink eye treatment will work for your need.

How can I reduce pink eye discomfort?

Yes, resting your body is one of the main ways. You can also wash your hands frequently, rinse your eyes, and don't rub or itch your infected eye.

How long does conjunctivitis last?

It ranges for each case, but on average, it can be anywhere from 4 – 15 days. This will depend on how extensive the infection is and when you start medical treatment.

Is treatment for pink eye painful?

Pink eye drops are commonly provided for bacterial infections. Some patients report stinging initially, but after a few days, the pink eye will start to subside.

Treat Pink Eye Quickly

Conjunctivitis or pink eye can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms that require professional assistance to treat. If you or a family member has pink eye, please schedule an appointment at Palm Beach Eye Center to go over treatment options. We can determine the underlying cause and provide the next best steps. Our group is dedicated to your eye health and to help you live more comfortably.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.