Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)   结膜炎(红眼病)

When your eyes turn pink or red, it is a sign of inflammation of the conjunctiva, the normally semi-translucent membrane that covers the white of the eye. It is important to get your eyes examined by an experienced eye doctor, as there are a variety of causes that can cause conjunctivitis:

1. Viral conjunctivitis is an infection that can spread very easily. It presents with a watery discharge, along with light sensitivity. When severe, the infection can cause white, inflammatory membranes to develop that may require removal. Dr. Wong typically advises affected patients to avoid close contact with others as the condition, like the common cold and flu, is highly contagious. He offers treatment in the clinic that is proven to hasten recovery and allow you get back to normal activities sooner.

2. Bacterial conjunctivitis is an infection characterized by red, sore eyes with sticky pus. Sometimes the discharge may not be as prominent. Dr. Wong can tailor the appropriate antibiotic treatment based on examination findings. If he suspects an infection by an atypical organism, he sends a specimen of the eye discharge to the laboratory to identify the cause of infection.

3. Allergic conjunctivitis presents as itchy eyes with watery discharge. It is typically accompanied by symptoms of seasonal allergies, such as itchy nose and sneezing. Allergens such as pollen, dust, smoke, animals, or fumes can cause your eyes to become red and itchy. Other than avoiding allergens, there are eye drops available that can effectively treat this condition.

4. Conjunctivitis medicamentosa is a bad reaction to an eye drop routinely used. Like other types of conjunctivitis, the eye turns red with typically watery discharge. Because Dr. Wong is a glaucoma specialist who routinely sees patients on glaucoma eye drops long-term, he can very easily tell if someone develops conjunctivitis medicamentosa to one of the glaucoma medications and offer the appropriate treatment.


1. 病毒性结膜炎是一种很容易传播的感染。受感染的眼睛会有水样分泌物以及对光敏感。严重时,感染会导致炎症膜形成,可能需要去除。王医生一般建议受影响的患者避免与他人密切接触,因为这种情况与普通感冒和流感一样具有高度传染性。他在诊所可提供有效的治疗,让你更快康复以及恢复正常活动。

2. 细菌性结膜炎是一种以眼睛发红、疼痛并伴有粘稠脓液为特征的感染。王医生根据检查结果用合适的抗生素治疗。如果疑似感染非典型的细菌引起的,眼分泌物样本会送到实验室以确定感染原因。


4. 药物性结膜炎是对眼药水的不良反应。与其它类型的结膜炎一样,眼睛变红并伴有水样分泌物。青光眼药物可能会引起药物性结膜炎。王医生是青光眼专家,易做出判断和适当治疗。