Bob Costa’s Eye Infection Spreading

Bob Costa’s pink eye seems to be getting worse as witnessed by thousands of viewers on television on Monday, February 10, 2014. What began with his left eye has now appeared to spread to both eyes. He is being treated for the condition by NBC doctors. It is believed that he contacted the disease while in Russia prior to the opening day.

Bob Costa surprised viewers during the opening day of the Olympics by appearing in black glasses. Apparently, the glasses were not a new fashion statement, but Costa could not get his contact into his left eye because of pink eye. Whatever is causing Costa’s problem has obviously gotten worse fueling speculation that he will be pulled from the broadcast. Other commentators fear that Costa’s condition may spread to other professionals on the team.

Costa released a statement on Thursday night’s coverage saying, Bear with me for a moment as I spare my friends in the press office countless inquiries. I have no choice to go all ‘Peabody and Sherman’ on you for the next couple of nights since I woke up this morning with my left eye swollen shut and just about as red as the old Soviet flag.

While no one has confirmed for sure that Costa’s problem is pink eye, if it is it can be caused by several things including viruses, bacteria, irritants, and allergies.  The treatment varies depending on the cause. Bacteria pinkeye is usually treated with antibiotics, while pink eye caused by viruses are usually left to run their course usually from four to seven days. It is likely that the cause is not an irritant because these normally do not spread, and usually disappear within hours. In patients where pinkeye is caused by an allergy, allergy treatment is often enough to bring relief.

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