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What are some complications that may arise from untreated conjunctivitis?

What are some complications that may arise from untreated conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: There are many types of conjunctivitis-- for viral conjunctivitis, a more severe viral strain may result in chronic dry eye and even corneal scarring. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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Can untreated conjunctivitis lead to loss of vision?

Can untreated conjunctivitis lead to loss of vision?

Depends upon cause : if it is trachoma it can foundational causes blindness. Typically other forms of conjunctivitis rarely cause blindness. ...Read more

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Jz recovered from eye conjunctivitis by taken aciclovir & steroid drops. Have blurry vision now. Is this common complications? How long it would last?

Jz recovered from eye conjunctivitis by taken aciclovir & steroid drops. Have blurry vision now. Is this common complications? How long it would last?

Inflammation: Consume healthy fats such as olive oil, avocados, coconut oil. Get at least 30 minutes of sunshine at noon daily or vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day for 2 weeks (unless your vitamin D levels are already above 75. Take a zinc supplement 50 mg/day for 2 weeks. All these would speed up healing and reduce inflammation that may be causing blurring. Follow up with eye doctor in 3-5 days; sooner if worse. ...Read more

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Help? I believe i may have conjunctivitis?

Help? I believe i may have conjunctivitis?

See a physician: Without seeing a physician it is not possible to evaluate whether this is allergic or bacterial conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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What are the signs of conjunctivitis due to exposure to s. epidermidis in class?

What are the signs of conjunctivitis due to exposure to s. epidermidis in class?

Redness, discharge: The symptoms may include: redness, discharge, crusting, pain or discomfort, sometimes there's increased sensitivity to light and mild blurry vision. ...Read more

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How to know if I have gotten conjunctivitis from exposure to s. Epidermidis in class?

How to know if I have gotten conjunctivitis from exposure to s. Epidermidis in class?

Culture: If you really want to know the exact germ that caused the symptoms, you need to see your doctor who may perform a bacterial culture, if he/she agrees that that it will be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is conjunctivitis?

What is conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva, a thin membrane that coats and protects the surface of the eye. Common causes of conjunctivitis in adults are certain viruses and allergies. ...Read more

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What causes conjunctivitis?

What causes conjunctivitis?

Several issues: Conjunctivitis=inflammation of the conjunctiva irritant : dust, hair spray, mascara, chemicals germ: bacterial, chlamydia, viral allergy: air born pollen conjunctivitis is a unifying label for many things that cause inflammation but most use the term for the germ causes. Exam by your doc is a simple way to define the cause more accurately. ...Read more

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Is conjunctivitis catching?

Is conjunctivitis catching?

Yes: Since a preponderance of conjunctivitis is viral, this form is very contagious and is spread by contact with the ocular secretions. Expect about 7-10 days of complete recovery. Best to avoid spreading by using meticulous hygiene around your eyes and avoid touching your other eye or passing on to others. You may try artificial tears, ocular decongestants (naphcon a), stay hydrated ; get plenty rest. ...Read more

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Can you catch conjunctivitis?

Can you catch conjunctivitis?

Yes you can: A majority of infectious conjunctivitis is caused by viruses- the better known one is adenovirus (aka pink eye). This is highly contagious and can be spread by touch. By not washing their hands and contacting their eyes, a person who is exposed to an infected patient can get it. ...Read more

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