Our accredited pharmacists can provide treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis.
Some of the common symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis
- Eyes are red, swollen and inflamed
- Eyes will often have a white to yellow sticky fluid and discharge
- Vision is not typically affected, however discharge may cause blurring when present
- Eyes feel gritty, irritated and sore
- It often begins in one eye but can quickly spread to affect both eyes
Common reasons a pharmacist may not be able to supply treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis *
- Patient is under the age of 2
- Patient uses contact lenses
- Patients' eye is very painful
- Patient has had recent eye surgery
- Patient suffers from glaucoma
If a pharmacist deems that treatment is necessary, they can provide you with the most appropriate treatment, without you having to see a doctor.
* This is not a complete list of criteria in which a pharmacist will need to refer a patient to their doctor.