Goodbye Pink Eye
Iowa City Eye Doctors Can Treat Conjunctivitis Today!
Doctor’s Note: If you think you might be suffering from conjunctivitis and you’re in the Iowa City area, book an eye exam with one of our trusted eye doctors today!
What Is Conjuctivitis/Pink eye?
Conjunctivitis, or “pink eye,” occurs because of an inflammation or infection of the eye’s conjunctiva, the transparent membrane covering the white of your eyeball. The small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed and, because of that, more visible, which causes the distinctive reddish-pink coloration so closely associated with the condition.
If you think you might be suffering from conjunctivitis and you’re in the Iowa City area, schedule an eye exam with one of our trusted eye doctors today!
Pink Eye Causes
Pink eye is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection, an allergic reaction, exposure to foreign chemicals, an obstruction in the eye, or an incompletely opened tear duct if it occurs in a baby.
Pink Eye Symptoms
Redness in one or both eyes.
Itchiness in one or both eyes.
A gritty feeling in one or both eyes.
A discharge from one or both eyes that forms a crust during the night, which may make it difficult to open them in the morning.
Pink Eye Treatments
Symptom relief is the primary focus of treatment for pink eye. Suppose the condition comes from a viral or bacterial infection. In that case, your doctor may recommend artificial tears, cleaning your eyelids with a wet cloth, and applying cold or warm compresses several times daily until the symptoms clear up.
Sometimes your doctor may prescribe antiviral medications or antibiotic eyedrops if they believe your specific situation warrants it.
If an allergen creates pink eye, your doctor will most likely prescribe eyedrops or other medications made specifically for people with allergies. On top of this, you will be advised to try and identify, and then avoid, whatever the allergen caused the reaction.
Contact your local eye care experts at McDonald Optical in Iowa City today to see what conjunctivitis treatments might work best for you.
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