Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) Treatment
in Everett, WA

What is Pinkeye?

Conjunctivitis Everett WAConjunctivitis, commonly referred to as pink eye, is an infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva, the membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white part of the eyeball. If you are experiencing a case of conjunctivitis that needs treatment, contact Physicians Eye Clinic in Everett, WA today to schedule an appointment.

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Pink Eye Symptoms

Inflammation affects the blood vessels in the eye and gives the eye and a pink or red appearance. Other common symptoms of conjunctivitis include:

  • Itchiness in one or both eyes
  • A discharge that may become crusty overnight
  • Excessive tearing
  • A feeling of grittiness in the eye

Conjunctivitis can be highly contagious, for up to several weeks after signs and symptoms have begun. Prompt treatment can protect others from becoming infected.

How is Pinkeye Diagnosed?

pink eye everett waConjunctivitis is often easily diagnosed by examining the eyes and reviewing the related symptoms. A sample of eye secretions may be sent to a lab for further testing if the conjunctivitis seems severe.

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What Causes Pink Eye?

Pink eye can be caused by either a bacterial or viral infection, an allergic reaction, a foreign object in the eye or a blocked tear duct. Conjunctivitis can be contagious, so proper diagnosis and prompt treatment are important.

Pink Eye Treatment Options

Treatment for pink eye depends on the cause. Bacterial conjunctivitis treatment often includes prescribed antibiotic eye drops or ointment. There is no treatment for viral conjunctivitis and the symptoms eventually ease over time as the virus clears. However, if the viral cause is the herpes simplex virus, antiviral medication may be prescribed. If the cause of the conjunctivitis is allergies, it may be treated with antihistamines to control allergic reactions or decongestants, steroids and anti-inflammatory drops to treat inflammation. Our expert team will provide you with the upmost diligence in determining your treatment plan.

Physicians Eye Clinic proudly serves patients from Everett, Marysville, Snohomish, Mill Creek WA and the surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment in our Everett, WA office, call us at (425) 259-2020 today or fill out our online contact form for more information.


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