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What is conjunctivitis?

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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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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

A highly contangious condition in which the eyeball and ...Read more


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What is blepharitis?

What is blepharitis?

Mild lid inflammatio: Blepharitis is a dandruff like condition of the lid margin and adjacent skin caused by growth of normal skin bacteria under an overlay of dried secretions. Blepharitis is itchy, reddening, and can lead to hair loss. The material is irritating and may fall into the eye leading to some redness but no deep seated harm. Ask you ophthalmologist for effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is blepharitis?

What is blepharitis?

Eyelid inflammation : Blepharitis is a common inflammatory eyelid condition that is stubborn and recurrent. The two basic types are anterior blepharitis & posterior blepharitis. The anterior is often caused by staphylococcal infection or seborrhea, while the posterior form is mostly associated with poor oil gland function (rosacea, seborrhea). Treatments very but chronic management is key to controlling symptoms. ...Read more

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What is apollo conjunctivitis?

What is apollo conjunctivitis?

Named for a Rocket!: Apollo: Viral Conjunctivitis There was an epidemic that presented with discomfort, irritation, watering and redness of the eyes in West Africa and other parts of the globe, which coincided with the landing of the APOLLO 11 on the moon in 1969. This epidemic was caused by an adenovirus and epidemics have been recurrent since then. This is a self-limiting disease and very contagious. ...Read more

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What is keratitis?

What is keratitis?

Corneal breakdown: Keratitis is the general term for anything which causes the surface of the cornea (the window in front of the eye) to breakdown. The causes are many and include dryness, infection and congenital defects of the cornea. Keratitis is usually painful, causes eye redness, and disturbs the vision. See your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is episcleritis?

What is episcleritis?

Inflammation...: ..Of the episclera (lining of the white of the eye). Most often bening. Rarely can be manifestation of automiummune diseases. ...Read more

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What is conjunctiva?

What is conjunctiva?

Conjunctiva: Conjunctiva is the pinkish moist skin covering the surface of the eye and the underside of the eyelids. ...Read more

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What is blepharo conjunctivitis?

What is blepharo conjunctivitis?

See below: Infection/inflammation (bacterial/viral /allergic) of the eyelids (blepharo) & transparent membrane (conjunctiva) lining inner part of eyelids & the sclera (white of eye) [see image]. Bacterial may be treated with topical antibiotics or ab/steroid combo. Allergic treated with allergy meds. Viral usually resolves on own. ...Read more

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What is acute blepharitis?

What is acute blepharitis?

Inflammation: It is an inflammation that affects the eyelids. Blepharitis usually involves the part of the eyelid where the eyelashes grow. Blepharitis commonly occurs when tiny oil glands located near the base of the eyelashes malfunction. This leads to inflamed, irritated and itchy eyelids. Several diseases and conditions can cause blepharitis. ...Read more

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What is allergic blepharoconjunctivitis?

What is allergic blepharoconjunctivitis?

See below: Inflammation of the eyelids and conjuntiva (the membrane on the surface of the eye) caused by a reaction to substance (allergen), such as dust, pollen, molds, pet dander, etc. ...Read more

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What is endophthalmitis?

What is endophthalmitis?

Inflammation: Endophthalmitis is an inflammatory reaction of the inner layers of the eye. It can occur after surgery or severe trauma. Most of the time it is caused by an infection. The symptoms are severe pain and decreased vision. Pain in the eye after surgery or injury requires immediate attention from your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is an eye infection?

What is an eye infection?

Infection: An infection of the conjunctiva--conjunctivitis can be viral or bacterial. Other parts of the eye, or all the parts can become infected. Cornea- Keratitis; Retina-keratitis; vitreous-vitritis ...Read more

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What is uveitis?

Uveitis: Uveitis is a usually sterile inflammation inside the eye, sort of like arthritis of the inside of the eye. Inflammatory cells are released, the eyes can get very red and light sensitive and frequently can be very painful. Some are associated with systemic diseases, but most are in the eye only. They can be very serious and cause significant visual loss and glaucoma. Always see an ophthalmologis. ...Read more

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What is viral?

What is viral?

Related to virus: "viral" is not a condition or disease. It's just the adjective that describes anything related to a virus. ...Read more

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What is iritis?

What is iritis?

Iritis: Iritis is the inflammation of the iris ("color part of the eye"). It can be either infectious or non-infectious (and be be associated with certain systemic diseases). ...Read more

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What is pink eye, and how contagious is it really?

What is pink eye, and how contagious is it really?

Viral infection: By far the most common pink eye is a viral infection of the lining of the eye (the conjunctiva) over the sclera (the white of the eye). It is contagious, irritating, may affect the vision a little and is very socially unacceptable. There are other causes of red eye, some serious. So you should see your ophthalmologist to get a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more