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Pink Eye

How an Eye Doctor Can Treat Your Pink Eye

Known more formally as conjunctivitis, pink eye is an inflammation of the thin, clear tissues that line the inside of the eyelid and extend over the white part of the eye. It can be highly contagious and spread rapidly. Dr. Paul Rougraff and Dr. Lynn Byerly at Naples Eye Physicians in Naples can diagnose and treat your conjunctivitis and handle any of your eyecare needs.

Pink Eye Symptoms

Depending on the severity and type of pink eye you have, symptoms may include:

  • Burning and itchy eyes
  • A thick, sticky, mucous discharge
  • Tearing or watery eyes
  • Swollen lymph nodes under the jaw or in front of ears
  • Redness in eyes
  • Slightly blurry vision

If you have contracted pink eye through a virus, you may also experience upper respiratory infections or symptoms as if you had a cold. Pink eye can be transmitted through contact or virally. It often spreads rapidly in schools or daycare where children are in close contact. Adults suffer from a pink eye as well.

If you have eye pain or excessive discharge, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Pink eye is mostly an annoying inconvenience. In rare instances, it can be indicative of a more serious problem.

Pink Eye Treatments

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor that specializes in eye care and vision care. They can handle routine eye care as well as surgery. When you visit Naples Eye Physicians, our eye doctor will conduct a thorough examination to determine whether you have pink eye and how severe the symptoms are. This exam will include a discussion of symptoms, a media history, and an eye examination. Lab tests may be needed, but treatment is typically started immediately by our eye doctor.

Our Ophthalmologist Can Help Treat Your Pink Eye

If you suspect you or a family member suffers from pink eye, contact Dr. Paul Rougraff or Dr. Lynn Byerly at Naples Eye Physicians in Naples. We help diagnose and treat your pink eye and handle all of your eye care needs. Schedule an appointment today by calling 239-262-5434.