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How do you treat pink eyes?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Depends
Classic pink eye in children and adults is a viral condition, contagious, best treated with lubricating eye drops and warm soaks.
Isolate the child/adult and items which contact the eye secretions to lower spread. Your ophthalmologist can tell you if it is bacterial in which case antibiotics can also be given. If the vision is unaffected, these will clear in 3-10 days mostly.

In brief: Depends
Classic pink eye in children and adults is a viral condition, contagious, best treated with lubricating eye drops and warm soaks.
Isolate the child/adult and items which contact the eye secretions to lower spread. Your ophthalmologist can tell you if it is bacterial in which case antibiotics can also be given. If the vision is unaffected, these will clear in 3-10 days mostly.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Stephen Camacho
Family Medicine
In brief: Pink eye
A majority of adult pink eye is viral.
Kids tend to get more bacterial conjunctivitis or pink eye. There is also allergic causes and irritation or inflammatory causes. Generally, physicians after evaluating you will place the patient on antibiotic eye drops.

In brief: Pink eye
A majority of adult pink eye is viral.
Kids tend to get more bacterial conjunctivitis or pink eye. There is also allergic causes and irritation or inflammatory causes. Generally, physicians after evaluating you will place the patient on antibiotic eye drops.
Dr. Stephen Camacho
Dr. Stephen Camacho
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