Jeff Hirschberg, MD
Dr. Hirschberg completed his residency in Texas in 2009 and has been at Pali Momi Medical Center in Aiea, Hawaii since 2011. He’s passionate about his work and cares deeply about his patients, many of whom he is on a first name basis with. He believes the ease and comfort of WePrescribe will only improve medical care and the doctor-patient relationship.
Pink Eye (Infective Conjunctivitis)
Conjunctivitis is a common condition. It is where one or both eyes are red or pink. They are also sticky or watery. The conjunctiva is a thin membrane. It covers the white part of the eyes and the underside of the eyelids. Conjunctivitis is the term for the infection of this layer. There are pink eye prescriptions online.
The symptoms include discomfort in the eyes with redness and discharge. Other symptoms are generally mild. The main symptom of infective conjunctivitis is the ‘pink eye’. Pink eye often starts in one eye. But quickly spreads to both eyes. The eyelids become swollen. They may stick together with gluey material after asleep. This is a classic symptom of bacterial conjunctivitis. Vision is not normally affected. But, some blurring of vision may be experienced. This is due to discharge in the front of the eye. One can get a pink eye prescription online.
One should seek medical advice if the pink eye is painful. Additionally, seek medical advice if the discharge is profuse. Extreme sensitivity to light in the eye and loss of the ability to focus is one of the classic symptoms of conjunctivitis.
Anyone can contract pink eye, especially by children. Simple bacterial conjunctivitis is common in children. Viral conjunctivitis, on the other hand, is more common in adults. Viral conjuctivitis is also known as adenovirus. Irritant conjunctivitis makes the conjunctiva inflamed. For example, like after getting shampoo in your eyes during bath. Chlorine in swimming pools is another reason for mild irritant conjunctivitis. Crowd control substances like tear gas cause a severe form of irritant conjunctivitis. In most cases, infective conjunctivitis is not serious.
Some viruses can cause more serious viral conjunctivitis. As a result, leads to marked pain and infects the cornea as well. Cold sore virus (herpes simplex virus), causes conjunctivitis. It can cause keratitis and painful ulcers on the surface of the eye. Shingles (varicella-zoster virus) causes inflammation of the inside of the eye. Therefore, it can affect vision.
Most instances of pink eye settle down in less than a week. Antibiotics are only occasionally needed. One can get a pink eye prescription online. The tears contain naturally occurring chemicals that fight off infection. Bathe the eyes using cool clean water. This may soothe the eyes. Use lubricating eye drops. This may reduce eye discomfort. In the case of bacterial infection, antibiotics may be helpful. The antibiotic preparations have two forms. One is in the form of eye drops. This is Ciprofloxacin 0.3% ophthalmic drops. The second is in the form of eye ointment, Erythromycin.
- Avoid wearing contact lenses until symptoms are gone.
- Clean secretions from eyelids after you wake up. Clean it with cotton wool soaked in warm water.
- Infective conjunctivitis is contagious. Hence, you should wear dark glasses when moving outdoors. Wash your hands regularly.
- Especially after rubbing your eyes. Avoid sharing towels or pillows.
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