Eye Flu Types & Treatment

For different types of eye flu or conjunctivitis, different types of treatments are suggested by eye specialists or ophthalmologists.


Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Bacterial conjunctivitis doesn’t resolve on its own and requires antibiotic eye drops.


Viral Conjunctivitis

Viral conjunctivitis typically resolves on its own within 1-2 weeks.


Allergic Conjunctivitis

To treat allergic conjunctivitis, a medical professional may prescribe antihistamine eye drops or oral antihistamines to reduce allergic reactions and symptoms.


Chemical Conjunctivitis

The primary treatment for treating chemical conjunctivitis is to flush the eyes with clean water that can help remove irritants.


Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis

The primary treatment for Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC), to temporarily cease the use of contact lenses.

Proper and timely diagnosis by an eye specialist can help determine the cause and appropriate treatment for eye flu.

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