About Eye Conditions
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. Please schedule an appointment at our Lake Worth, FL eye center to receive a detailed treatment plan.
"Spectacular doctor and very caring - approximately 4 years ago is when we started with this practice. My husband and I both had cataracts the Dr. wallshein had operated on and did a great job with. We also had a few other problems along the way including dry eyes, one episode of infection in the tear duct which was gently cared for in the office as well as I had a lid surgery for cosmetic reasons. Everything came out beautiful and the doctor is extremely caring and thoughtful. His hands are spectacular"- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 25, 2019
"I have been a patient with Dr Wallshein at Palm Beach Eye for many years, he has been treating me for dry eye syndrome. The office is run very efficiently, and professionally. Occasionally very busy, but they do eventually get around to getting all the patients in. I had dry eye testing done today by Alis--very professional and explained what she was doing thoroughly. I have always been pleased with the professionalism of Dr Wallshein and his treatment of me and will answer questions and give me his honest opinion in my care. Stephanie was very nice when checking me out and making my next appointment---explained about the best days and time to make my appointment so I would not have to wait as long and explained why this does sometimes happens--- very friendly and I appreciated the truthfulness. I recommend this group when asked by people I know. Mimi Martin"- M.M. / Google / Dec 16, 2019
"I began seeing Dr. Wallshein 10 years ago. God has blessed this doctor with a true gift. Other eye doctors performed tests exactly the same as each other, but Wallshein has more advanced equipment, (besides his stellar education and credentials) that I didn't know about in advance of my visit. I didn't know I had borderline glaucoma. Every other DR I had seen used the standard puff test, which is adequate for detecting full blown eye pressure.. Wallshein uses a far more accurate field vision test instead, and caught the disease at early onset- preventing further damage. I am a snowbird. I wouldn't trust my eyesight to anyone else, so I travel here to see this Physician. This is a practice you can trust with your eyesight and with your wallet."- M.F. / Google / Mar 03, 2021
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What are the symptoms of pink eye and how do we treat it?
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
- Yellow discharge
- Light sensitivity
- 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.
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?
Antibiotic 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.
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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.