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Conjunctiviti1 - Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis(also called...

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Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis (also called pink eye) refers to inflammation of the conjunctiva (the outermost layer of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids) Symptoms Conjunctivitis is the most common eye problem encountered in general practice. There are several different causes for the condition and all age groups can be affected. Although conjunctivitis is the most common cause of red eye, vision is not normally affected. The symptoms associated with conjunctivitis includes:- Sore, gritty eyes Red and congested eyes Sticky discharge from the eyes Swollen eyelids in severe cases Itchy eyelids In cases where conjunctivitis results from trauma rather than infection there may be a history of exposure to chemicals, fumes or excessive UV light. The initial signs of conjunctivitis include:- Red, congested hyperaemic conjunctiva Mucus discharge on the eyelids with crusting around the edges Swelling of the eyelid and oedema of the conjunctiva
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