Conjunctivitis Treatment Bennington VT

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Richard J Provenzano, MD
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1975

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John Joseph La Penta, MD
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1980

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James Leonard Fitzgerald, MD
(518) 274-3123
3335 Route 7
Pownal, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1965

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Stuart Du Boff MD
Advanced Eyecare
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
 
John La Penta MD
Williamstown Medical Assoc
(413) 458-8182
197 Adams Rd
Williamstown, MA
 
Erik W Niemi, DO
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1994

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Stuart Michael Du Boff, MD
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1969

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John Lapenta MD
Advanced Eyecare
(802) 447-8700
322 Dewey St
Bennington, VT
 
Richard Provenzano MD
Williamstown Medical Assoc
(413) 458-8182
197 Adams Rd
Williamstown, MA
 
Richard Provenzano MD
Advanced Eye Care
(413) 664-6736
99 Hospital Ave # 110
North Adams, MA
 
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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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