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Healthy Eyes, Healthy Life- What is Conjunctivitis.

The diagnosis of conjunctivitis is made in a patient with a red eye and discharge only if the vision is normal and there is no evidence of keratitis, iritis, or angle-closure glaucoma. Warning signs for alternative conditions that should prompt evaluation by an ophthalmologist are discussed above. Distinguishing between types Distinguishing between bacterial, viral and […]

Conjunctivitis- symptoms and treatment for red, itchy, watery eyes

The red eye: Evaluation and management “Red eye” is a common presenting complaint in ambulatory practice. A small percentage of patients with red eye need urgent ophthalmological referral and treatment, but the vast majority can be treated by the primary care clinician. Conjunctivitis (allergic or viral) is probably the most common cause of red eye […]

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis   INTRODUCTION Conjunctivitis is a common diagnosis in patients who complain of a red eye. It is usually a benign or self-limited condition, or one that is easily treated. Other causes of red eye are discussed elsewhere. This topic will review the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of conjunctivitis. Other conditions which may be […]

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)- Symptoms Causes

●Causes – Conjunctivitis may be infectious (bacterial or viral) or noninfectious (allergic, toxic, dryness, and others). Most infectious conjunctivitis is probably viral; bacterial conjunctivitis is more common in children than in adults.  ●Diagnosis – The diagnosis of conjunctivitis is made in a patient with a red eye and discharge only if the vision is normal […]

Acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis

THERAPY Treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis •Most patients do not require antibiotics With some exceptions, antibiotic treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis is NOT required because the course is usually self-limited. However, because topical antibiotics may shorten the clinical course, the choice of whether to use antibiotics for the treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis is driven by patient preferences (for […]