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Has your family been affected by pink eye? Get relief with the help of our Williamsburg optometry staff at the Eye Care Center of Virginia. Accurate and efficient diagnosis and effective treatment are our promises to you!
Pink eye (formally named conjunctivitis) is a type of eye inflammation generally caused by a bacterial or viral infection (allergies could also be at play). The specific part of the eye affected is known as the conjunctiva, which is a thin membrane covering the outside of your eyeballs and the inner lining of your eyelids. One or both eyes can be affected. Though rarely serious, it can be extremely contagious, so early diagnosis and management are key to prevent the spread of the condition.
Pink eye symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable, and if you rub or touch your eyes too much you could cause corneal scratches or worsening infection. Hallmark symptoms include:
Understanding the cause of your pink eye is important for providing the appropriate diagnosis. To make our diagnosis, our Williamsburg optometrist staff may run a few lab tests, examine your eyes, and assess your history. We'll initiate the appropriate treatment once we've got a good idea about what's causing your pink eye. Common pink eye treatment includes: