Viral conjunctivitis is usually caused by someone rubbing their eyes after having contact with someone or something associated with having the common cold or flu.
Hallmark signs of viral conjunctivitis include redness, inflammation, and a watery or clear discharge.
Supportive therapy with artificial tears and good ocular hygiene are the best and fastest ways to let viral ‘pink’ eye run its course.
“Pink Eye” is one of the most common ocular conditions patients suffer from. “Pink Eye” or more formally know as conjunctivitis comes in three major forms- bacterial, viral and allergic.
Determining which specific type of conjunctivitis a patient has is essential to the proper management and treatment of the condition.
Bacterial conjunctivitis is an infectious condition usually associated with poor ocular hygiene. Whether it is a dirty contact lens or an unwashed hand, bacterial conjunctivitis is usually caused by getting something in your eyes.
Tell tale signs may include redness, matting of the eye lashes and ‘goopy’ discharge. This is an infectious condition and needs to be treated with an antibiotic.