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Josh E Amato, MD
Cambridge, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: St Louis Univ
Graduation Year: 2000

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Thomas Martin Fay, MD
(508) 226-1809
1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1964

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Vincent J Patalano II, MD
(617) 591-4949
236 Highland Ave Ste 1
Somerville, MA
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Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1988
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Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma; Somerville Hospital, Somerville, Ma

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Madeline Barott, MD
(617) 498-1347
65 Beacon St Ste 201
Somerville, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1980

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Kimberly Christa Sippel, MD
Cambridge, MA
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Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1993

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Janie Ho, MD
Cambridge, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Duke University
Graduation Year: 2000

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Jane Vincentia Loman, MD
Cambridge, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 2002

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Steven Michael Patalano, MD
(617) 623-0030
65 Beacon St
Somerville, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1989

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Edward Franklin Goodman, MD
(617) 625-8250
236 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1959

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Irving Louis Weissman, MD
(617) 787-5503
280 Washington St
Brighton, MA
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Ophthalmology
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Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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