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Conjunctivitis

Also known as Conjunctiva Inflammation

Conjunctivitis (also called pink eye or madras eye) is inflammation of the conjunctiva (the outermost layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids). It is most commonly due to an infection (usually viral, but sometimes bacterial) or an allergic reaction.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with conjunctivitis, 87% report having eye redness, 67% report having pain in eye, and 49% report having cough. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of conjunctivitis are eye redness, pain in eye, itchiness of eye, swollen eye, white discharge from eye, lacrimation, and symptoms of eye, although you may still have conjunctivitis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with conjunctivitis often receive ophthalmic examination and evaluation, influenzavirus antibody assay, nonoperative removal of foreign body, other or therapeutic nervous system procedures, other therapeutic ear procedures, other extraocular muscle and orbit therapeutic procedures and other non-or therapeutic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with conjunctivitis include gentamicin ophthalmic, sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic, moxifloxacin (avelox), erythromycin, tobramycin (tobi), tobramycin ophthalmic, erythromycin ophthalmic, ciprofloxacin ophthalmic, olopatadine ophthalmic, ofloxacin ophthalmic, dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic, tetracaine (one touch) and gentamicins (gentamicin) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for conjunctivitis include age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
3.2x
1-4 years
3.9x
5-14 years
1.9x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
0.6x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.2x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
0.9x
Other
1.2x
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