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 developed double vision and went to Dr wallshein for a diagnosis and treatment plan. What he had told me was not what I wanted to hear and I was also required to pay for a refraction which I did not want to. He actually told me that if I did not get it done I would not be able to have an accurate diagnosis. I read someone else's review here and had to respond because had I not had it done and the motility testing of my eyes something serious would have been missed. Dr. Wallshein confirmed that I had a fourth nerve palsy, and then he told me that I had a third nerve palsy as well. I was actually pretty upset with this because my other doctor did not confirm this diagnosis. So he sent me for my CAT scan of my arteries in my brain and an aneurysm was found confirming the third nerve palsy. I remember being in the room telling the doctor that I was not going to pay for the refraction and that I honestly thought that he was just trying to get some money from me. But after the thoroughness of the testing and the confirmed diagnosis I can't tell you how stupid I feel for thinking what I did. I even gave some of the staff a hard time in the office. What a mistake and I am so happy that I am alive today to talk about this and if anyone is reading this to let doctors be doctors and do what they need to do to make you better. Don't let a small amount of money come between you and proper testing. The doctor is excellent ethical and caring. He gave me his cell phone number and has texted me at least 5 times to make sure that I was doing well and made it through my surgery. I am so happy to be alive and have a great doctor and I recommend everyone to him and basically tell them don't argue with him with anything that small cost. I was in the waiting room and I was talking to a patient of the doctors with dry eyes, that was chronic and not going away and the patients are multiple other Physicians. The doctor recommended a somewhat expensive treatment plan that was not covered by insurance and the patient's problem is now 100% resolved which was not resolved with multiple other physicians and many years. My Outlook is good and I'm very happy to be alive."- M.B. / Google / Dec 16, 2017
"My family and I have always had exceptional experiences here. From the beginning Dr Wallshein treated us well. I had very dry eyes and was given recommendations from another physician that didn’t work. Dr Wallshein gave me a treatment regimen that worked perfectly and my eyes are great now. He has always been kind and caring towards me and very patient. I’ve been to many other local eye doctors and no success. I see great and feel great. Thank you Dr Wallshein for all your care"- F.W. / Google / Dec 16, 2018
"Jay Wallshein is probably the best Ophthamologist that my wife and I have ever used. We moved to south Florida and we were referred to him by our internist. My wife had been diagnosed, when we lived in Pennsylvania, with early stage Glaucoma. Doctor Wallshein confirmed the diagnosis but also wanted to do some blood tests. The tests discovered low levels of Vitamin B and high levels of Mercury and Arsenic. He successfully gave my wife a plan to bring all levels back to normal. If that was not enough, a cousin of ours, who just moved to South Florida, had a medical problem and needed an ophthalmologist on an emergency basis. We referred her to Dr. Wallshein who saw her immediately even though he has a very busy office in Lake Worth. I would recommend he to all who need his services without hesitation."- J.L. / Google / Dec 16, 2016
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.
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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.