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Axel C Hansen, MD FACS
(615) 254-0941
1716 Windover Dr
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Meharry
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Jeffrey David Horn, MD
(615) 936-3536
8000 Medical Ctr E Vanderbilt Eye Ctr
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
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Richard F Gutow, MD FACS
111 Bellebrook Cir
Nashville, TN
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Ira Stephen Saposnik, MD
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
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Frank Hal Scott, MD
(615) 297-6591
4306 Harding Pike Ste 202
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
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Denise A John, MD
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Meharry Medical College
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James Francis Conrad, MD
(615) 269-3401
4306 Harding Pike Ste 300
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
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Gates Jordan Wayburn Jr, MD
(615) 383-0468
4306 Harding Rd Ste 302
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
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Aziz A Khanifar, MD
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Usc School Of Medicine
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Bernard Hyunki Chang, MD
(407) 423-2030
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
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Pink Eye, Conjunctivitis Eye Disorder Symptoms and Treatments

Conjunctivitis, aka "pink eye", is a very common condition characterized by inflammation of the conjunctiva. There are many causes, the most common of which can be grouped into two broad categories: microorganisms (viruses and bacteria, for example) and allergic reactions (medications and pollen, for example). A virus is the most common cause of pink eye.

Symptoms You May Experience:
Typical symptoms of conjunctivitis include redness of the eyes, tearing or discharge, general discomfort in the eyes, and the feeling that there is "sand" in the eye. In cases of allergic conjunctivitis itching is usually the major complaint, although other symptoms may also be present.

Examination: What Your Eye Doctor Will Look For:
The most common sign in pink eye is redness over the "whites" of the eyes. There are certain signs that help the eye doctor to determine the cause. For example, does the conjunctivitis involve one or both eyes? Viral or bacterial conjunctivitis usually starts with one eye and may or may not involve the other eye several days later. Is there clear fluid or discharge draining from the eye? Yellow-green discharge suggests that there may be a bacterial cause. Is there enlargement and tenderness of the lymph node just in front of the ear on the same side as the affected eye? This often occurs in viral conjunctivitis. Is there involvement of the cornea? Small areas of corneal involvement may indicate a viral cause and lead to sensitivity to light...

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