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How is conjunctivitis treated?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends on the cause
Conjunctivitis is an eye irritation that has many causes.
Irritants (sand, etc): eyewash or removal allergens (pollens, etc): avoidance or moving away from the allergen viral infections (except the herpes virus): time, good hygiene bacterial infections (and herpes infections): antimicrobial eye drops very important to seek the help of you doctor as untreated herpes infection can lead to blindness!

In brief: Depends on the cause
Conjunctivitis is an eye irritation that has many causes.
Irritants (sand, etc): eyewash or removal allergens (pollens, etc): avoidance or moving away from the allergen viral infections (except the herpes virus): time, good hygiene bacterial infections (and herpes infections): antimicrobial eye drops very important to seek the help of you doctor as untreated herpes infection can lead to blindness!
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology
In brief: Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis is infectious or non-infectious, and this can usually be determined by examination and the appropriate therapy used that is specific for each.
Antibiotic drops are used for bacterial infections, antiviral drops for a viral etiology, and non-infectious causes require specific drop therapy.

In brief: Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis is infectious or non-infectious, and this can usually be determined by examination and the appropriate therapy used that is specific for each.
Antibiotic drops are used for bacterial infections, antiviral drops for a viral etiology, and non-infectious causes require specific drop therapy.
Dr. Yale Kanter
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