Conjunctivitis is more commonly known as pink eye, and it is an inflammatory condition that typically leads to an infection. It affects the conjunctiva of your eyes, the thin and clear part that is over the whites of your eyes. Here at Cliffside Park Eye Associates, this is your source for expert and experienced care for your Edgewater eye infection.
The most common triggers for conjunctivitis are bacterial and viral, but irritants such as smoke dirt, dust, pollen, shampoo, and pool chlorine, among others, can be a catalyst for the development of your Edgewater eye infection. And contact lenses may also be the root cause in some cases. Despite the visually alarming element to conjunctivitis and the frustration of its symptoms, it is not dangerous to your long term eye health, nor will it threaten your vision with any permanent changes. It is however, easily transmitted from one person to another. If you suspect you have it, be very careful around others. And if you know someone who has it, then keep your distance until they have recovered. While there are many possible symptoms linked to Edgewater eye infection, the most common ones are burning or itchiness in the eyes, increased tear production, redness in the white of the inner eyelid of the eye, green or white discharge from the eye, blurred vision, unusual sensitivity to light, and a thick yellow discharge that forms a crust over the eyelashes, particularly after sleep. Treatment for it is dependent on the cause. Antibiotics are used for bacterial conjunctivitis. The viral version must simply run its course. If the underlying problem is an allergy or irritant, our eye doctor will work to identify it.
It is highly recommended that you be seen and evaluated as quickly as possible for conjunctivitis. Please contact our office to set up a prompt appointment.