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Conjunctivitis due to bacteria

Also known as Bacterial Conjunctivitis and Purulent Conjunctivitis

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 due to bacteria, 90% report having eye redness, 62% report having pain in eye, and 62% report having cough. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of conjunctivitis due to bacteria are eye redness, pain in eye, white discharge from eye, and itchiness of eye, although you may still have conjunctivitis due to bacteria without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with conjunctivitis due to bacteria often receive nebulizer therapy and other or therapeutic nervous system procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with conjunctivitis due to bacteria include gentamicin ophthalmic, ciprofloxacin ophthalmic, tobramycin ophthalmic, tobramycin (tobi), erythromycin, gentamicins (gentamicin), erythromycin ophthalmic, sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic, dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic, nystatin topical product, bacitracin ophthalmic, naphazoline ophthalmic and ofloxacin ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for conjunctivitis due to bacteria include age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, race/ethnicity = black and age < 1 years. On the other hand, age 75+ years almost never get conjunctivitis due to bacteria.

Age

< 1 years
3.9x
1-4 years
6.2x
5-14 years
2.2x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
0.4x
60-74 years
0.1x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
2.2x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
0.7x
Other
1.2x
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