Red eye (conjunctival irritation)
Gritty, foreign body sensation
Sensation of eyes burning
Eyelid sticking (worse upon awakening)
Conjunctival edema (chemosis)...
Initiate empiric antibiotic therapy with broad-spectrum topical agent.
Systemic therapy for gonococcal, chlamydial, and meningococcal conjunctivitis, ophthalmia n...
Be sure to disinfect slit lamp and chair used for patients to avoid contamination.
Conjunctivitis is extremely contagious.
Viral conjunctivitis contagious for up to 2 wk.
EKC is espec...
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077.99 Unspecified diseases of conjunctiva due to viruses
372.03 Other mucopurulent conjunctivitis
372.30 Conjunctivitis, unspecified
771.6 Neonatal conjunctivitis and dacryocystitis
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