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Pink Eye

What is Pink Eye?

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as Pink Eye, is an inflammation of the eye due to bacterial or viral infection or an allergic reaction. Symptoms and severity may vary and can last several days to weeks.

Help for Pink Eye at Bronson

If pink eye is causing you concern, discomfort or interrupting your daily life, you can rely upon your local care team at Bronson to provide the relief you need.

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Common Causes of Pink Eye

Pink Eye is a common condition that is considered highly contagious but treatable. Common causes of pink eye are:

  • Exposure to bacteria (bacterial)
  • Direct transmission with someone who has pink eye (viral)
  • Allergens or irritants

Signs of Pink Eye

Common signs of pink eye include:

  • Itching sensation
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Preventing Pink Eye

To prevent getting pink eye, consider following the tips below:

  • Do not touch your eyes without washing your hands
  • Do not share items (makeup, pillow, towel, etc.) with someone who has pink eye 
  • Avoid sharing makeup

Treatment for Pink Eye

Some cases of pink eye may get better on their own while others require medication. Based on the cause of pink eye, several treatments can help you alleviate your symptoms.

Types of treatment

  • Artificial teardrops
  • Avoid wearing contacts until symptoms subside
  • Antibiotic eye drops or ointments
  • Antihistamine eye drops
  • Steroids (in rare cases)

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On Demand Video Visit

See a doctor online using your smartphone, tablet or computer from the comfort of your home for minor illnesses (patients 18 months or older).

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Contact your Primary Care Provider

Current patients can schedule in-person or video visit appointments by calling the office.

Scheduled Video Visit

Find a doctor and schedule online or by calling (269) 341-7788.

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Walk-in care for minor illnesses for patients (18 months or older) in Kalamazoo.

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Urgent Care

Walk-in care for non-life threatening illnesses or injuries in Battle Creek.

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Emergency Care

Walk-in care for serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses. If you are unable to walk-in, dial 911 for emergency assistance.

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Find the Right Care Based on Your Need

Still not sure which is the best care option for you? Visit our Need Care Now page to compare options.

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Know When to Dial 911

If you are have persisting or worsening symptoms, or are experiencing a life-threatening condition such as chest pain, trouble breathing or stroke symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.