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Mark Edwin Chittum, MD
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr Ste 301
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1982

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Jonathan Gerald Williams, MD
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr Ste 301
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr.Carl Wetzig
(719) 632-3547
616 South Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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John Russell Wright, DO
(719) 634-2001
485 E Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1977

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Carl Kurt Wetzig, MD
(719) 632-3547
616 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.Mark Chittum
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr # 301
Colorado Springs, CO
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Jim K Luu, MD
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr Ste 301
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1996

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Ingrid A Carlson, MD
(719) 577-4100
616 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991

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Dean William Carlson, MD
(719) 471-2020
525 N Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1985

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Richard Paul Wetzig, MD
(719) 632-3547
616 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of Colorado Spri, Colorado Spgs, Co; Penrose-St Francis Healthcare, Colorado Spgs, Co
Group Practice: Eye Clinic Dispensary Inc

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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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