Overview of Pink Eye Infection (Conjunctivitis) – Biological Times

Overview of Pink Eye Infection (Conjunctivitis)

Publication Date : 10/01/2024

Author(s) :

Tasawar Iqbal, Sidra Altaf*.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 12
(01 - 2024)

Abstract :

Conjunctivitis, commonly referred to as pink eye, pertains to the inflammatory process occurring in the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is a thin, transparent mucous membrane that covers the inner surface of the eyelids as well as the outer surface of the sclera, providing a protective barrier and lubrication to the ocular surfaces. Conjunctivitis exhibits its effects across all age groups in the population. Conjunctivitis frequently presents with ocular redness and exudate. Conjunctivitis can be attributed to various etiological factors, encompassing infections, allergies, or the presence of foreign bodies within the ocular apparatus. Not all instances of red eyes can be attributed solely to conjunctivitis. This review analyzes conjunctivitis subtypes' presentations, diagnostics, and interventions. This method helps prevent medicalization of the ailment by reducing the need for further consultations and discouraging unnecessary antibiotic use, potentially delaying the identification of other serious red eye conditions.

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