Viral Conjunctivitis

  Cortisone eye drops are sometimes of great assistance in controlling the symptoms of this infection.
  Since this disease is very contagious, prevention of spread is very
important. In the office, hand washing is critical if we are to avoidspreading the germ to other patients. Direct contact with the infected eye should be avoided. Indirect contact through hand towels, wash cloths, and clothing should be carefully eliminated.Just as with a cold, patients may be miserable for a few days, but with time our defense systems overcome the infection. Complete resolution is to be expected in almost all patients. Only rarely do symptoms persist causing scarring and blurred vision.

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