Pink Eye

Pink Eye Treatment Get online treatment and medications

A pink, crusty eye is often the result of a viral or bacterial infection, allergies, or chemical exposures. Pink eye infections (conjunctivitis) are very contagious, but appropriate treatment will help recovery and limit spread.

What Are Some Causes of Pink Eye?

  • Some common bacterial causes are:
    • Staph
    • Strep
    • Others
  • It may also be caused by viruses including the common cold
  • Some conditions may mimic pink eye, so an accurate history is critical

What are the features of Pink Eye?

  • Mild to moderate redness over the whites of the eyes
  • Yellow or greenish discharge or crusting
  • Itching or burning of the eyes
  • Pink eye should not affect your vision
  • Pink eye should not be very painful

What can I expect?

  • Our assessment will help determine if you are a good candidate for online medical treatment by a doctor
  • Uncomplicated viral pink eye may resolve without treatment
  • An antibiotic eye medication is needed if your symptoms suggest bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Any patient with pink eye should be reevaluated after a few days to ensure that it is improving as expected
  • Just answer a few questions to get started with your online doctor's appointment

What happens next?

  • Your assessment occurs immediately online instead of at a doctor's office
  • Create an MDAnywhere account (required on first visit only) after your assessment
  • Once these two steps are complete, a physician will review your treatment request and medical history
  • Your treatment plan will be shared with you minutes after the physician reviews your request
  • You will be notified if there is any additional information needed
  • Any necessary prescriptions will be sent to your pharmacy
  • If, at any point, online treatment is not recommended, you will not be charged
  • Rest assured, your private information will be protected, stored securely, and kept confidential

The information displayed on this page is for informational purposes only and not medical opinion or advice.