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Pink Eye

January 4, 2011 - Rodney Smith
“Pink eye” is a term that is often used to include a wide range of red eyes. Specifically, we are talking about conjunctivitis. The conjunctiva is the white part of the eye, so conjunctivitis refers to a swelling or redness of the eye. Generally, when the term “pink eye” is used it refers to a viral infection. However, many get it confused with other causes of conjunctivitis.

Symptoms of a viral conjunctivitis may include:

  • Matting or crustiness in the lashes
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye discomfort Increased tearing
  • Redness in the eyes
There really is not a drop designed to treat viral conjunctivitis, it generally resolves on its own within seven to ten days.

Dr. Smith has his office in Cape Coral and he can be reached at (239) 573-4743 or emailed at


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