ABSTRACT – Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of Conjunctiva which is a thin clear tissue that covers the white part...
Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of Conjunctiva which is a thin clear tissue that covers the white part of the eye ball. The inflamed conjunctiva causes eyes to appear pinkish red. The infection is generally caused by bacteria and virus (Adenovirus) and it can be contagious.
Viral Conjunctivitis – Most common and tends to be contagious. It starts in one eye and spreads to another eye after few days
Bacterial Conjunctivitis – Infection with lots of pus and mucus.
Ophthalmia Neonatorum – Affects most of the newborns, which can also result into permanent eye damage if not treated.
Giant Papillary – It usually affects people who wears contact lenses. It causes irritation, itchiness, teary eyes, red bumps under the eyelids.
Causes of Absence Seizures are unclear but it can be caused by:
Foreign body in the eye
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
RISK FACTORS –
Pre-existing infections like Blepharitis and chronic diseases if any
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –
Redness in the eyes
Swelling of conjunctiva
Mucus or pus discharge
Constant watery eyes
Examination of Eyes can diagnose stage of conjunctivitis
Slit Lamp Exam – It consist of a microscope with high energy beam of light through which a doctor can examine conjunctiva, sclera, white part of the eye, iris and cornea.
Visual Aculity Test – To test a patient’s ability to read any sized text with different distances
Antibiotic eye drops
Keeping hands clean and away from eyes can minimize the chances
Prevent using and sharing eye cosmetics during infection
Usage of clean towel and washed clothes
The risk of transmission of adenoviral conjunctivitis is 10% to 50%.
65% to 90% cases are reported of getting affected from viral conjunctivitis.