What is conjunctivitis?
A person with conjunctivitis has inflammation of the clear membrane that covers the eye and the inside of the eyelids. In most cases, the inflammation is due to an infection or allergy. Conjunctivitis is very common and complications are rare. Symptoms include eye redness, swelling and tearing, which resolve within 2 weeks.
What are the symptoms of conjunctivitis?
Symptoms of conjunctivitis include eye pain, eye redness, increased tearing, eye discharge, and eyelids that are stuck together upon waking.
How does the doctor treat conjunctivitis?
Treatment for conjunctivitis that is caused by an infection includes cleansing eyelashes with warm wet compresses, saline wash, and antibiotic eyedrops or ointment.
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