Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis can be either an irritation or an infection of the membrane that covers the white of the eye and the inside lining of the eyelid. It has become commonly known as "pink eye" due to the significant blood vessel inflammation that can occur.

Allergies and other irritants like air pollution, eye make up, and contact lenses cause irritation conjunctivitis. Infection conjunctivitis has two categories—viral and bacterial. The viral type usually accompanies a cold, fever, sore throat, or flu and is characterized by eye redness and a watery discharge. The bacterial type presents with eye redness, a mucous like discharge, and is usually caused by a staph or strep bacteria.

Some bacterial and viral pinkeye can easily be passed between people, and it is common for children to experience this type of the disease. The symptoms are generally mild and do not pose a serious threat to eye health, but symptoms in newborns should be addressed by a doctor right away to help ensure no vision loss occurs.

Conjunctivitis is treated differently depending on the cause. Most cases can be successfully treated with antibiotics, eye drops, or ointments.

Dr. Phillips and Dr. Borstad are trained and equipped to make the correct diagnosis of the type of conjunctivitis. In some cases, symptoms can progress to more serious eye condition and vision damage so professional evaluation is important.

Covid 19 Updates, November 2020

As you may be aware we are seeing a surge in cases in Colorado and Jefferson County. We are implementing some additional precautions in order to ensure we can remain open and continue to serve your eyecare needs.

IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT:

Please come in at the time of your appointment, ring bell at our front door, and we will conduct a health screening questionnaire and your temperature will be checked.

We are requesting ONLY the  patient with the appointment come in, unless patient is a minor or guardian/caretaker is required for the visit.

We are requiring that all patients over the age of 2 wear a mask that covers nose and mouth!

Please keep your mask on, and covering your nose AT ALL TIMES,  noncompliance will result in our staff requesting that you exit the building.

If you are a new patient, please fill out your paperwork ONLINE at BelleviewEyeAssociates.com, forms found under Patient Center.

IF YOU HAVE PRODUCT TO PICK UP:

Please pull up to the front door and call or text or office and we will run the product out to you

IF YOU ARE HERE FOR ANY OTHER REASON:

Please call or text before coming in and we will advise you on when you are able to enter

Text: 856-997-2423

Phone: 303-979-3937