What is Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye It is commonly due to an infection (usually viral, but sometimes bacterial) or an allergic reaction.

Conjunctivitis can affect one or both eyes and is the most likely diagnosis in someone with eye redness and discharge (fluid coming from the eye). The affected eye is often "stuck shut" in the morning. Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis are highly contagious, and are transmitted through contact with the discharge. Generally speaking, conjunctivitis will go away on its own and poses no serious health risk. Eye drops can help relieve symptoms and, for bacterial causes, likely reduce the length of the illness if given early.

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my sister has glaucoma and was given new drops which caused severe red eye reaction. they were changed but they asy she now has conjuctivitis.She...

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Hi and thanks for the query,
Opthalmologic follow up deserves serious compliance to treatment. The eyes are very delicate and its very...

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I was recently diagnosed with conjunctivitis (pink eye) and was given antibiotics to clear up the problem. A week has passed and the problem still...

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Your symptoms co-relate more to the allergic conjunctivitis than a bacterial conjunctivitis. You should therefore use, some steroid eye drops...

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