Pink Eye ( conjunctivitis )
Pinkeye is a common condition affecting the membrane that lines the eyelid and eye surface. This infection causes the lining of your eye to become red and swollen. Unfortunately, pinkeye can be highly contagious when it is caused by viral or bacterial infections. It is important that you take care to prevent spreading pinkeye. We remind patients to be careful when washing their hands and when sharing objects like washcloths and towels.
Although pinkeye is not usually serious, it is important to seek medical treatment if you have a condition that impairs your immune system, have vision in only one eye, or wear contact lenses. If the cause is bacterial, antibiotics can be used to prevent the condition from spreading. However, symptoms should begin to improve in three to five days. If you have any questions about pinkeye, we invite you to contact our practice. Dr. Joel Kestenbaum, OD, Plainview, New York, your Long Island Eye Doctor.
Optix Family Eyecare Center
431 S. Oyster Bay Rd
Plainview, NY 11803