How Is Pink Eye
Diagnosed?

Pink Eye

A doctor can diagnose pink eye based on patient history, symptoms, and an examination of the eye. Pink eye always involves eye redness or swelling, but it also has other symptoms that can vary depending on the cause. These symptoms can help a healthcare professional diagnose the cause of the pink eye. However, it can sometimes be difficult to make a firm diagnosis because some symptoms are the same no matter the cause.

Pink Eye

When to see the doctor

In both children and adults, pink eye can cause inflammation in the cornea (the clear outer layer at the front of the eye) that can affect vision. Prompt evaluation and treatment by your doctor or your child’s pediatrician for symptoms such as eye pain, a feeling that something is stuck in your eye (foreign body sensation), blurred vision, or light sensitivity, can reduce the risk of complications.

 
Indication

BESIVANCE® (besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension) 0.6% is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial medicine used to treat an infection of the eye called conjunctivitis, caused by certain types of germs called bacteria. Contact your doctor for more information about this type of eye infection or the bacteria that cause it.

Important Safety Information
  • To avoid contamination of the bottle tip, do not touch the bottle tip with material from your eye, your fingers or other source. Wash hands thoroughly before using BESIVANCE.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while using BESIVANCE or any time you have signs or symptoms of an eye infection.
  • Before each use, turn the BESIVANCE bottle upside down and shake once. While upside down, remove cap, tilt head back and gently squeeze bottle to put in one drop into the affected eye(s).
  • The most common side effect reported in clinical studies was eye redness in approximately 2% of patients. Other side effects reported in approximately 1-2% of patients were blurred vision, eye pain, eye irritation, itchy eye, and headache.
  • Safety and effectiveness in infants below one year of age have not been established.
  • Not for injection into the eye.

Click here to see full Prescribing Information for BESIVANCE.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Indication

BESIVANCE® (besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension) 0.6% is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial medicine used to treat an infection of the eye called conjunctivitis, caused by certain types of germs called bacteria. Contact your doctor for more information about this type of eye infection or the bacteria that cause it.

Important Safety Information
  • To avoid contamination of the bottle tip, do not touch the bottle tip with material from your eye, your fingers or other source. Wash hands thoroughly before using BESIVANCE.
  • Do not wear contact lenses while using BESIVANCE or any time you have signs or symptoms of an eye infection.
  • Before each use, turn the BESIVANCE bottle upside down and shake once. While upside down, remove cap, tilt head back and gently squeeze bottle to put in one drop into the affected eye(s).
  • The most common side effect reported in clinical studies was eye redness in approximately 2% of patients. Other side effects reported in approximately 1-2% of patients were blurred vision, eye pain, eye irritation, itchy eye, and headache.
  • Safety and effectiveness in infants below one year of age have not been established.
  • Not for injection into the eye.

Click here to see full Prescribing Information for BESIVANCE.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.