The viral type of Conjunctivitis may accompany a cold, fever, sore throat, or flu. Eye redness and watery discharge are common symptoms.
These symptoms are generally mild and do not pose a serious threat to eye health. However, it should be treated by an eye doctor. A doctor should also see newborns with symptoms as it’s important to diagnose and treat symptoms in young babies to ensure no vision loss occurs.
Bacterial and viral pinkeye can be highly contagious and can easily be passed between people. This is often seen in children as they can contract it during play in schools or daycares.
Staph or strep bacteria may cause bacterial conjunctivitis. It can include eye redness and discharging mucus.
Think you have Conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is a common condition we see often at Southwest Eye Care. Some eye diseases are similar, so it’s important for patients to have a professional evaluation by an eye doctor to determine their specific needs and proper treatment. Treatment is different depending on the cause, but all forms of conjunctivitis need professional evaluation to ensure good eye health. In most cases, it can be successfully treated with antibiotics, eye drops, or ointments.
If you are experiencing symptoms, call us to schedule an appointment right away!