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  Conjunctivitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Conjunctivitis (commonly called "pinkeye") is an inflammation of the conjunctiva (the outermost layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids), often due to infection.
Viral conjunctivitis is often associated with an infection of the upper respiratory tract, a common cold, or a sore throat.
Viral conjunctivitis, commonly known as "pink eye", shows a fine diffuse pinkness of the conjunctiva which is easily mistaken for the 'ciliary injection' of iritis, but there are usually corroborative signs on biomicroscopy, particularly numerous lymphoid follicles on the tarsal conjunctiva, and sometimes a punctate keratitis.
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 Conjunctivitis- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva (the membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the exposed surface of the eyeball).
Infectious conjunctivitis (pinkeye) accounts for 70 percent of all cases and is caused by either a bacteria (usually staphylococci, pneumococci, streptococci or chlamydia trachomatis) or a virus.
The symptoms of infectious conjunctivitis caused by a bacteria or viruses are:
drdean.healthcentral.com /encyclopedia/408/158/Conjunctivitis.html   (525 words)

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Conjunctivitis, commonly known as "pinkeye," is an irritation of the conjunctiva.
Conjunctivitis can be caused by a bacterial or viral infection, or it can be the result of an allergic reaction or chemical irritation of the eye.
Allergic conjunctivitis can be due to something in the air, such as pollen or dust; something put into the eye, such as contact lens solutions; or something that a child has touched and then accidentally transferred to the eye.
rvpi.com /AAP/Conjunctivitis.htm   (1303 words)

 Conjunctivitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Conjunctivitis may be caused by a viral infection, such as a cold, acute respiratory infection, or disease such as measles, herpes simplex, or herpes zoster.
Conjunctivitis may also be caused by environmental hazards, such as wind, smoke, dust, and allergic reactions caused by pollen, dust, or grass.
Conjunctivitis due to a viral infection, particularly those due to adenoviruses, are usually treated by applying warm compresses to the eye(s) and applying topical antibiotic ointments to prevent secondary bacterial infections.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/conjunctivitis.jsp   (1593 words)

 THE MERCK MANUAL, Sec. 8, Ch. 95, Conjunctival Disorders
An acute conjunctival inflammation caused by a nongonococcal bacterial infection.
The bacteria that cause bacterial conjunctivitis are contagious and spread by hand-to-eye and fomite inoculation.
The conjunctivitis is recurrent and seasonal, with symptoms peaking during the spring, late summer, and early fall.
www.merck.com /mrkshared/mmanual/section8/chapter95/95b.jsp   (1491 words)

 Conjunctivitis - DrGreene.com
Conjunctivitis in newborns is often caused by bacteria acquired during the process of birth.
Viral conjunctivitis is common among young children during a variety of viral infections — most often with adenoviruses or enteroviruses.
Bacterial conjunctivitis is most often caused by staph, strep, H flu, or pneumococcus.
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 Cole Eye Institute - Patient Information
Conjunctivitis can be present in just one eye, or it can affect both eyes at the same time.
Conjunctivitis is caused by an infection or an allergy.
If you are diagnosed with this type of conjunctivitis, the doctor may recommend a different kind of contact lens, a different way to clean the contact lenses, or not wearing contact lenses for some time.
www.clevelandclinic.org /eye/patient_info/conjunctivitis.asp   (691 words)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the membrane covering the inside of your eyelids and the outer part of your eyeball.
Conjunctivitis is most often the result of viruses, like those that cause the common cold.
Conjunctivitis can also be caused by bacterial infections, allergies, chemicals, irritation from contact lenses, or eye injury.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsConditions/Conjunctivitiscc.html   (1361 words)

 Conjunctivitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the mucous membrane (covering) of the eye or eyelid.
Infectious conjunctivitis, or "pink eye", is a highly contagious infection that is caused by bacteria or a virus.
For allergic conjunctivitis, the easiest way to manage the reaction is to avoid the allergen (the object that is causing the allergic reaction).
health.northarundel.org /careguides/allergy/allergy_conjunctivitis.html   (551 words)

 Conjunctivitis (Red Eyes) in Dogs
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, the tissue lining the eyelids and attaching to the eyeball near the cornea.
Conjunctivitis is often painful, causing a dog to paw at or rub the eye against objects such as your leg or the carpet.
Conjunctivitis may also be a symptom of a more serious disease such as canine distemper.
www.peteducation.com /article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1606&articleid=251   (574 words)

 Conjunctivitis Remedies - Health 911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Primarily caused by infection or allergy, conjunctivitis, better known as "pink eye," is the most common form of eye irritation.
It is an inflammation of the white of the eye and eyelid lining, or, technically, inflammation of the conjunctiva, the transparent membrane that lines the inner eyelids and sheaths the globe of the eye.
Conjunctivitis caused by allergies will cause puffy eyelids and leave the eyes red, with a gritty feeling, but there will be no discharge.
www.health911.com /remedies/rem_conju.htm   (2485 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Neonatal conjunctivitis
Newborn conjunctivitis; Conjunctivitis of the newborn; Ophthalmia neonatorum
Neonatal conjunctivitis is a red eye in a newborn caused by irritation, a blocked tear duct, or infection.
Conjunctivitis in a newborn may be caused by a blocked tear duct, or by irritation produced by the antibiotic eyedrops given at birth.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001606.htm   (800 words)

Conjunctivitis is the term used by medical eye doctors (ophthalmologists) to describe inflammation of the conjunctiva, In ordinary terms, conjunctivitis is simply the most common cause of red or "pink" eye.
The white of the eye (sclera) is covered by a thin, filmy membrane called the conjunctiva which produces mucus to coat and lubricate the surface of the eye.
Infectious conjunctivitis, whether bacterial or viral, can be quite contagious, so contact with the patient’s tears through used handkerchiefs and towels should be avoided.
www.berwickeye.com.au /conjunctivitis.htm   (529 words)

 Conjunctivitis - health information
Conjunctivitis, commonly known as "pink eye," is an inflammation of the membrane (conjunctiva) that covers the eye and lines the inner surface of the eyelid.
Conjunctivitis due to an allergy may continue as long as the offending pollen is present.
In the case of conjunctivitis due to a viral cold or flu, the practitioner may recommend that you be patient and let it run its course.
www.mckinley.uiuc.edu /Handouts/conjunctivitis/conjunctivitis.html   (780 words)

 Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Commonly known as pinkeye, conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and lines the inner surface of the eyelids.
Viral conjunctivitis is common with several viral infections - most often with infections caused by adenoviruses or enteroviruses - and can occur during a common cold or the flu.
To prevent conjunctivitis from herpes virus, a cesarean section is recommended when the mother has active genital herpes lesions at the time of delivery.
kidshealth.org /parent/infections/eye/conjunctivitis.html   (1044 words)

 Conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye)
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctivae, which are the mucous membranes covering the white of the eyes and the inner side of the eyelids.
Allergic conjunctivitis is common in people who have other signs of allergic disease such as hay fever, asthma and eczema.
This type of conjunctivitis (ophthalmia neonatorum) may be due to an infection that has been contracted during the passage through the birth canal and may include gonococcal or chlamydial infection.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/conjunctivitis.htm   (1233 words)

Conjunctivitis is one of the most common and treatable eye infections in children and adults.
Conjunctivitis can be caused by a virus, bacteria, irritating substances (shampoos, dirt, smoke, and especially pool chlorine), allergens (substances that cause allergies) or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Conjunctivitis caused by bacteria is treated with antibiotics, a type of medicine prescribed by your doctor.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/1900/1951.asp?index=8614   (907 words)

 Conjunctivitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Physical and chemical conjunctivitis, caused by particles, solutions, vapors, natural or occupational irritants that inflame the conjunctiva, should be evident from the history.
For bacterial conjunctivitis, start the patient on warm compresses and seven days of topical antibiotics such as erythromycin, sulfacetamide, tobramycin or gentamycin ointment (which transiently blurs vision) every 4 hours, or solutions such as sulfacetamide 10%, tobramycin 0.3% or ciprofloxacin every 2 hours, with oral analgesics as needed.
For viral and chemical conjunctivitis, use cold compresses and weak topical vasoconstrictors such as naphazoline 0.1% (Naphcon) every 3-4 hours, unless the patient has a shallow anterior chamber that would be prone to acute angle- closure glaucoma with mydriatics.
www.ncemi.org /cse/cse0202.htm   (1041 words)

Conjunctivitis is a common infection especially among children under five.
Children with conjunctivitis must be kept home from school or day care until the discharge from their eyes has stopped.
Conjunctivitis can be transmitted from an infected mother to her baby during vaginal delivery.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Conjunctivitis?Open   (259 words)

 eMedicine - Conjunctivitis : Article by Michael A Silverman, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Conjunctivitis of the newborn is the term used by the World Health Organization (WHO) for any conjunctivitis with discharge occurring during the first 28 days of life.
Chlamydial conjunctivitis tends to be chronic with exacerbation and remission.
The presence of eosinophils is diagnostic of allergic conjunctivitis.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic110.htm   (4495 words)

 Understanding Conjunctivitis -- the Basics
Conjunctivitis, commonly known as 'pinkeye,' is a common disease, especially in children.
Giant papillary conjunctivitis is another form of conjunctivitis; it is most frequently associated with the long-term use of contact lenses.
Giant papillary conjunctivitis is thought to be an allergic reaction to the presence of a chronic foreign body.
www.webmd.com /content/article/7/1680_53763.htm   (398 words)

Conjunctivitis (say: kon-jung-tih-vy-tis) is the most common eye problem kids can have.
Conjunctivitis lasts a short time, usually about a week or less, and then goes away by itself or after treatment.
Kids also get conjunctivitis because of allergies or because they get something irritating in their eyes, but these kinds of conjunctivitis are not contagious.
kidshealth.org /kid/ill_injure/sick/conjunctivitis.html   (822 words)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva which is usually caused by infection or allergy.
Typically in bacterial conjunctivitis the eye is red, there is a purulent discharge, the affected child is often a pre-schooler and there may be an associated otitis media.
In viral conjunctivitis there is redness, clear tearing or crusting, usually occurs in an older school age child, and is often associated with pharyngitis.
www.utoronto.ca /kids/conjunct.htm   (655 words)

 Conjunctivitis - "Pink eye"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, is an infection of the conjunctiva (the outer-most layer of the eye that covers the sclera).
The three most common types of conjunctivitis are: viral, allergic, and bacterial.
With the exception of the allergic type, conjunctivitis is typically contagious.
www.stlukes-eye.com /conjunct.htm   (45 words)

 Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye)
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the tissue covering the eye and inner surface of the eyelid.
conjunctivitis (caused by an allergic reaction) and irritant conjunctivitis (caused by anything that irritates the eyes, such as air pollution or chlorine in pools).
Infectious conjunctivitis is often caused by the same bacteria and viruses that are responsible for colds and other respiratory infections, including ear infections, sinus infections, and sore throats.
www.teenhealth.org /teen/infections/common/conjunctivitis.html   (451 words)

 Conjunctivitis:AOA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent layer that lines the inner eyelid and covers the white part of the eye.
Common symptoms of conjunctivitis are red watery eyes, inflamed inner eyelids, blurred vision, a scratchy feeling in the eyes and, sometimes, a puslike or watery discharge.
To control the spread of infectious conjunctivitis, you should keep your hands away from your eyes, thoroughly wash your hands before applying eye medications and do not share towels, washcloths, cosmetics or eye drops with others.
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