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Conjunctivitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
** Conjunctivitis **
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An eye with conjunctivitis.
*Conjunctivitis* (also called *pink eye*^ or *madras eye*^) is
inflammation of the conjunctiva (the outermost layer of the eye and the
inner surface of the eyelids).^ It is most commonly due to an infection
(usually viral, but sometimes bacterial^) or an allergic reaction.
· 1 Classification
· 1.1 By cause
· 1.2 By extent of involvement
· 2 Signs and symptoms
· 2.1 Viral
· 2.2 Bacterial
· 2.3 Chemical
· 2.4 Other
· 3 Causes
· 4 Diagnosis
· 4.1 Differential diagnosis
· 5 Prevention
· 6 Management
· 6.1 Allergic
· 6.2 Bacterial
· 6.3 Viral
· 6.4 Chemical
· 7 History
· 8 See also
· 9 References
· 10 External links
Classification can be either by cause or by extent of the inflamed area.
· Allergic conjunctivitis
· Bacterial conjunctivitis
· Viral conjunctivitis
· Chemical conjunctivitis
· Neonatal conjunctivitis is often defined separately due to different
-By extent of involvement-
Blepharoconjunctivitis is the dual combination of conjunctivitis with
blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids).
Keratoconjunctivitis is the combination of conjunctivitis and keratitis
*Signs and symptoms*
Eye with allergic conjunctivitis
An eye with bacterial conjunctivitis.
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