Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Symptoms can include a gritty feeling in the eye, an itching or burning sensation, excessive tears, discharges from the eye, swollen eyelids, pink discoloration to the white of the eye, and increased light sensitivity. Depending on the type of conjunctivitis and what caused it, treatment can include prescription anti-inflammatory medications and antihistamines, steroid or antibiotic eye drops or ointments, and saline flushing.
Callahan is the only full-service facility in Alabama specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of the eye and one of only a few worldwide that is entirely devoted to advancements in ophthalmology. That reputation is supported by 16 operating rooms dedicated to eye surgery and a 24/7 eye emergency room that is the region’s only Level I Ocular Trauma Center. More than 11,000 surgeries are performed at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital each year, and we conduct more reconstructive eye procedures than any other facility in the world.
Our facility is home to more than two dozen ophthalmologists, many of whom are named among the top doctors in their fields nationally. Callahan is widely recognized for excellence in patient care, having consistently earned prestigious awards from health care consulting group Press Ganey, and in 2017 Callahan was named as one of the “100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Callahan also is known for pioneering developments in surgical instruments, devices, and procedures used by ophthalmologists across the globe. As part of the UAB Medicine academic medical center, Callahan is actively involved in ongoing research and clinical trials. Many of our ophthalmologists have received funding from prestigious research organizations and institutions and collaborate in clinical care to bring the latest in scientific discovery to our patients.
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UAB is an active participant in research and clinical trials for the diagnosis and treatment of conjunctivitis. We encourage you to speak to your physician about research and clinical trial options and browse the link below for more information.View Clinical Trials
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