Conjunctivitis: What Is Pink Eye?

From the Show: The Wizard of Eyes
Summary: Learn more about pinkeye and how to prevent it from spreading.
Air Date: 11/23/15
Duration: 10
Host: Robert Abel, Jr., MD
Guest Bio: Robert Abel Jr., MD
    Conjunctivitis: What Is Pink Eye?
    Unilateral and bilateral conjunctivitis, also known as "pinkeye," is very common. It's typically not serious and goes away in 7-10 days without medical treatment.

    But, it can be spread quite easily, sometimes via unsuspecting culprits like ATMs, the pens at a checkout desk, and the handrail on an escalator.

    Host of The Wizard of Eyes, Dr. Robert Abel, shares his vast knowledge on the epidemiology, onset symptoms, and management of this contagious condition.