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Evan Bruce Gold, MD
(781) 444-6610
253 Charles River St
Needham, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1984

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Deanna P Ricker, MD
(781) 444-5122
105 Chestnut St Ste 27
Needham, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch
Graduation Year: 1973

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Romeo Kwan Chang, MD
(781) 726-7333
464 Hillside Ave Ste 205
Needham Heights, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infi, Boston, Ma
Group Practice: Boston Eye Assoc

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Deborah Sue Jacobs, MD
(781) 726-7337
464 Hillside Ave Ste 205
Needham, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1987

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Lynn Halpern, MD PHD
Newton, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ
Graduation Year: 1997

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Brad Joseph Baker, MD
(617) 956-5625
Needham, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1997

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Lawrence Joel Greenberg, MD
(781) 444-6610
400 Hillside Ave
Needham Heights, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1969

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Perry Rosenthal, MD
(617) 735-8810
464 Hillside Ave Ste 205
Needham Heights, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1958

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Deborah S Eappen, MD
(781) 431-5265
230 Worcester St
Wellesley, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1991

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John Reed Gehring, MD
63 Maugus Ave
Wellesley Hills, MA
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1953

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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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