West Wichita & Goddard

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What is Pink Eye?

This is a very common question in an eye doctor’s practice. The medical term for pink eye is conjunctivitis, which is an inflammation of the thin (skin) tissue over the white part of the eye. What becomes challenging is the process of determining the cause of the inflammation. However, with a good history and close examination the doctor can usually accurately diagnose and treat conjunctivitis. Some examples of conjunctivitis causes could include: bacterial, viral, or fungal infection; chemical, toxic, traumatic, or even dryness. Each of these causes require different remedies, some are contagious and others are not. Our doctors are more than happy to assist in any way if your eye gets “pink”.