Eye drops that have antibacterial properties, such as Vigamox or Azasite ophthalmic eye drops, can treat conjunctivitis, or pink eye. Bacterial conjunctivitis is an infection in the eye that causes inflammation and redness. The condition can stem from a variety of factors, including bacteria, chemical and physical irritants, or allergies.
The majority of conjunctivitis cases are the result of bacterial infections and patients can solve them using antibacterial eye drops, which prevent the growth of bacteria. Viral infections or pink eye caused by allergies and irritants require separate treatment with different types of eye drops. A doctor can determine what kind of infection is present and recommend the correct type of eye drops.