We are currently seeing children and adolescents with "pink eye." Also known as conjunctivitis, this condition can be caused by either a viral or bacterial infection. Viral pink eye typically appears as red and watery eyes, and is accompanied by common viral cold or upper respiratory symptoms. This type of pink eye should resolve itself as the viral cold improves. Bacterial pink eye usually appears as red eyes with yellow or green discharge. Upon awakening, the eyes often are matted shut with dried discharge. This type of pink eye also may be associated with a viral cold, but the bacterial eye infection itself requires antibiotic eye drops to cure. Good handwashing is very important because both viral and bacterial pink eye infections are very contagious.
See also: Eye - Pus or Discharge
4899 Transit Road Depew, NY 14043
Monday thru Thursday: 8am-7pm
2865 Genesee St Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Monday, Wednesday thru Friday: 8am-4pm
Please Note for the Genesee office location-Tuesdays the office will be closed-all appointments will be at the Transit office that day.