Bacterial Conjunctivitis

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 the 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.

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