Like a cold, viral conjunctivitis usually subsides on its own, even without treatment. However, your ophthalmologist may prescribe eye drops to help control your symptoms.
If you have bacterial conjunctivitis, your ophthalmologist will prescribe antibiotic drops to you. You can also help your eyes get better by washing them gently to remove any pus or crusts.For very severe forms of conjunctivitis, antibiotics may need to be administered intravenously.If you wear contact lenses, you should stop wearing them until your eyes heal. The combination of contact lenses and conjunctivitis can damage your cornea and cause severe vision problems.