Pink Eye

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 online assessment will help determine if you are a good candidate for treatment
  • 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
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What happens next?

  • The interview occurs immediately online instead of at a doctor's office
  • Once you have completed your assessment and successfully created an account, a physician will review your entire health profile
  • Your treatment plan will be shared with you minutes after the physician reviews your profile
  • 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, your visit will be free
  • Rest assured, your private information will be protected, stored securely, and kept confidential

The information displayed on this page is not medical opinion or advice.