Conjunctivitis is a common condition of the eye affecting school-age children. The condition affects approximately 3 million children each year. Should also be noted that adults can also contract conjunctivitis. As common as the condition is, parents and school officials often have more questions then they do answers regarding the condition. Here at Lakeside Eye Associates in Huntersville we have compiled the most frequently asked questions regarding pink eye and have answered them here.
It is not necessary to keep your child out of school the entire time they are being treated for conjunctivitis. If the child has been prescribed an ointment or eye drops by a doctor of Optometry or a physician, they can generally return to daycare or school 24 hours after they have begun their treatment. Pink eye is also caused by inflammation of the outer layer of the eyes due to allergies. In this specific case of conjunctivitis, there is no need for children to remain out of school as this type of
Most people can identify cases of conjunctivitis on their own. It is important however to be seen by a doctor or an optometrist as soon as the symptoms of
Whether a case of conjunctivitis is caused by a virus, bacteria or an allergen, there will be redness or swelling involved. There are often symptoms associated with
If you believe you have conjunctivitis and you're experiencing pain, the last thing you need to do is to take an aspirin or something else to control the pain and not see about it. Pain is not a symptom of conjunctivitis. Here at Lakeside Eye Associates in Huntersville, we advise people to see an optometry professional if they are experiencing pain while having what appears to be symptoms of conjunctivitis. There could be a serious eye condition present that needs to be diagnosed and treatment started as soon as possible. To find out more about conjunctivitis and how we treat it here in our office call us at (704) 457-7300 to schedule an appointment today.