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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
30 years experience Retinal Surgery
No: Pataday is an eyedrop to treat allergic conjunctivitis. Pink eye and allergic conjunctivitis can look the same, the main difference is that the aller ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on variables: This is for irritation due to airborne allergens. (allergic pinkeye) It will not help any bacterial forms of the problem.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: This is primarily a benefit to those with seasonal allergies that have eye irritation on that basis. It would not benefit someone with bacterial pinke ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
More info: Patanol (olopatadine) is a drop for allergies, but falcon is drop manufacturer (the generic drops produced by alcon). What type of falcon drops are t ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Equivalent: both are ocular antihistamine eye drops: I would go with Patanol- through my experience with it.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Virus: Viral conjunctivitis is the other name for pink eye. It generally clears on its own, but often antibiotic drops are prescribed to keep a bacterial in ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Viral infection: Sometimes bacterial infection can compound the original infection.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
35 years experience Family Medicine
Many reasons: Lack of proper hygiene, touching your eyes after touching surface, contact with infected person, exposure to allergens , bacteria or virus.......
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Conjunctivitis: Red eyes, grainy sensation when closing and opening lids, discharge onto lids, itchy sensation, pain.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Contagious Viruses: Pink eye is a layperson term for viral conjunctivitis. Different types of "adenoviruses" cause infection usually in one eye. However, these viruses ar ... Read More
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