eye drops are sometimes of great assistance in controlling the
symptoms of this infection.
Since this disease is very contagious, prevention of spread is
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,
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.