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What is Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is an inflammation of the transparent 

membrane (conjunctiva) covering the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the

eyelids. It can cause redness, itching, discharge, and tearing, and is commonly caused 

by viruses, bacteria, allergens, or irritants.

What are the types Of Conjunctivitis?


Most commonly caused by adenoviruses. But other viruses like herpes simplex can also be involved.

  • Symptoms: – Watery Discharge, irritation, redness, and sometimes light Sensitivity.
  • Transmission:- Highly Contagious: Spreads through direct or Indirect.
  • Treatment:- Typically resolves on its own within a few weeks without needing medications.


Most commonly caused by Bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus.

  • Symptoms – Thick yellow, and greeny discharge that can cause the Eyelids to Stick together. especially after sleeping.
  • Transmission – Contagious.
  • Treatment- Managed with Antibacterial eye drops along with anti-inflammatory eye drops.

3) Chemical Conjunctivitis:

Most commonly caused by exposure to irritants like Chlorine in Swimming pools, smoke other chemicals.

  • Symptoms:- Red, irritated, and sometimes a mucous, Discharge.
  • Treatment: Thoroughly Flush the Eyes with water, Followed Dry Medical evaluation.

4) GPC (Giant papillary conjunctivitis): 

Usually associated with Long-term contact lens wear or exposure to an Artificial Eye or ocular prosthesis

  • Symptoms:- Large, bumps (papillae) under the Eyelid Mucous Discharge, itching, and discomfort With Contact lenses.
  • Transmission:- Not contagious.
  • Treatment: may involve switching contact Lens types improving contact lens hygiene, and using medicated eye drops, discontinuing the use of the lenses.

5) Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva. the Clear Layer that covers the white part of the inner surface of the Eyelids, due to allergies.

  • Symptoms- Redness, Itching, Swelling of the Eye.

  • Treatment – Often involves. antihistamine Eye drops or oral Medication, along with avoiding allergies when possible.