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Clarity Eye Group
19671 Beach Blvd. Suite 400
(In the Century 21 Building)
Huntington Beach, California 92648
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Welcome to Clarity Eye Group
Pink Eye: What Is It?
Pink eye, or conjunctivitis as it is medically known, occurs when the eye becomes irritated by bacteria, viral infections, allergies, dust, chemicals, pollen, or contact lenses. When pink eye strikes, the eye typically responds with a swelling and reddening of the conjunctiva, the thin mucous membrane covering the outer eye.
It is important to note that since pink eye passes quickly and somewhat easily from infected people to those without the condition, treatment of the infection has more to do with prevention than serious medical care. Therefore, certain basic precautions should be taken to avoid contracting the disease and prevent its spread among others. These precautions include the careful washing of hands, use of clean handkerchiefs to wipe the infected eyes, and avoidance of close physical contact with contagious individuals. Children frequently contract pink eye due in large part to their generally poor hygiene.
Pink eye owes its name to the fact that the condition almost always results in localized swelling and reddening of the conjunctiva, the thin mucous membrane covering the outer eye. As a result, the area in and immediately around the infected eye becomes extremely red – or pink – puffy and inflamed.
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At Clarity Eye Group’s state-of-the-art offices, patients can choose from an extensive array of advanced eye care procedures, including laser photocoagulation for diabetic retinopathy and laser surgery for glaucoma. In addition, Clarity Eye Group’s surgeons have established a reputation as some of the best Orange County / Huntington Beach cataract surgery specialists. They offer a variety of intraocular lens implants for cataracts patients, and are renowned as some of the most experienced Crystalens IOLs, Tecnis Multifocal and ReStor Orange County specialists. Please explore the respective pages to learn more about these and other procedures available at Clarity Eye Group’s offices.
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