Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) in Corona, CA

TriCounty Eye Institute offers treatment for conjunctivitis (pink eye) to residents of Corona, Riverside, the Inland Empire, and Orange County.

Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye

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Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, clear tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelid. A number of factors can cause pink eye, including viruses, bacteria, irritants, and allergies. Pink eye that is caused by bacteria and viruses can be contagious but is not serious if diagnosed and treated quickly.

There are several different types of conjunctivitis:

  • Viral
  • Bacteria
  • Irritants
  • Allergies

Conjunctivitis caused by viruses and bacteria can be contagious but is not usually serious if diagnosed and treated quickly. Conjunctivitis in a newborn, however, should be reported to TriCounty Eye Institute immediately.

Conjunctivitis Prevention

There are a number of ways that conjunctivitis can be prevented, including the following:

  • Changing pillowcases frequently
  • Not sharing cosmetics or towels and handkerchiefs
  • Washing hands often
  • Keeping hands away from eyes
  • Replacing cosmetics often
  • Not wearing someone else’s contact lenses
  • Not using eye drops that were previously used to treat another eye infection

If your child has conjunctivitis, it may be wise to keep him or her home from school until the symptoms have resolved.

Diagnosis and Treatment for Conjunctivitis

Call TriCounty Eye Institute if you have any of the following symptoms and if they last longer than three days:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning eyes
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • A green or white discharge from the eye

The diagnosis can be confirmed by a thorough eye examination at TriCounty Eye Institute, where Dr. Mark Schneider can examine the symptoms and may use a cotton swab to take a sample of the eye’s fluid to be analyzed in a lab. Upon determination of the cause of the condition, Dr. Schneider can provide the best course of treatment.

Conjunctivitis caused by allergies may respond well to allergy treatment, or it could resolve itself when you avoid the appropriate allergens. Cool compresses could help you find relief in the meantime.

Eye drops may be effective for conjunctivitis caused by bacteria, and viral conjunctivitis will usually disappear on its own. To aid discomfort, apply warm compresses on the eyes.

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