Viral Conjunctivitis Overview
What is viral conjunctivitis?
A person with viral conjunctivitis has inflammation of the conjunctiva, caused by a viral infection. The conjunctiva is the thin, clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye, as well as the inside surface of the eyelids. Viral conjunctivitis is the most common eye infection, and it is very contagious.
What are the symptoms of viral conjunctivitis?
Symptoms of viral conjunctivitis include eye itching, mild eye pain, eye tearing, and eye redness.
How does the doctor treat viral conjunctivitis?
Treatment for viral conjunctivitis may include saline eye rinses, and eye drops or eye ointment. Severe cases may require treatment with oral antiviral medication.
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