Conjunctivitis


Akal A., Oguz H.

TURK OFTALMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.42, no.1, pp.48-51, 2012 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjo.42.s10
  • Title of Journal : TURK OFTALMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.48-51
  • Keywords: Conjunctivitis, allergic, infection

Abstract

A large portion of patients applying to the eye clinics are patients suffering from conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the eye conjunctival layer, and bacterial, viral, chlamydial, neonatal conjunctivitis, allergic conjunctivitis, giant papillary conjunctivitis, and irritative conjunctivitis are recognized. The purpose of this paper is to give basic information about conjunctivitis which is an inflammatory disease of the anterior segment and one of the causes of red eye, to illustrate its characteristics and symptoms as well as the laboratory tests used in the differential diagnosis, and to describe the types of treatments that are to be used.