Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) Topic Guide

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis): Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) refers to a condition that makes the whites of the eyes look pink or red. Causes include colds, allergies, bacteria, fungus, parasites, and eye medications or cosmetics. Less commonly, autoimmune conditions and other rare conditions may be the cause. Pinkeye tends to resolve within five to 10 days. Bacterial conjunctivitis is treated with antibiotics. Hand washing and good hygiene can help prevent conjunctivitis.

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besifloxacin ophthalmic Besifloxacin Ophthalmic

Besifloxacin ophthalmic (for the eyes) is an antibiotic medication that is used to treat bacterial infections of the eyes...learn more »

azithromycin ophthalmic Azithromycin Ophthalmic

Azithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic that fights bacteria...learn more »

moxifloxacin ophthalmic Moxifloxacin Ophthalmic

Moxifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.

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levofloxacin ophthalmic Levofloxacin Ophthalmic

Levofloxacin is in a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (flor-o-KWIN-o-lones). Levofloxacin fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

ofloxacin ophthalmic Ofloxacin Ophthalmic

Ofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.

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tobramycin ophthalmic Tobramycin Ophthalmic

Tobramycin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria...learn more »

prednisolone ophthalmic Prednisolone Ophthalmic

Prednisolone ophthalmic (for the eyes) is a steroid medicine used to treat eye inflammation caused by allergies, severe acne, shingles (herpes zoster), eye i...learn more »

ciprofloxacin ophthalmic Ciprofloxacin Ophthalmic

Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.

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