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Conjunctivitis: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Conjunctivitis: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Bacterial conjunctivitis is associated with purulent discharge and crusting of the lids

From this pharmacy CPD module on conjunctivitis you will learn about:

  • The different types of conjunctivitis
  • How to recognise the symptoms and accurately diagnose the condition
  • Differentiating between other conditions that cause similar eye symptoms
  • The suitable treatments available for infective conjunctivitis

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Conjunctivitis is a general term for the inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva – the thin, transparent mucous membrane that covers the front of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelids. The inflammation may have many causes – for example, bacterial, viral, allergic, fungal, immunological reactions, mechanical or chemical irritation.

Conjunctivitis is considered a minor eye condition. It does not normally lead to permanent vision loss or structural damage; however, sometimes the condition can

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