Inflammation of the bulbar and/or palpebral conjunctiva of <4 weeks’ duration
System(s) affected: nervous, skin/exocrine
Synonym(s): pink eye
Red flag: Any decrease in visual acuity is not consistent with conjunctivitis alone; must document normal vision for diagnosis of isolated conjunctivitis
Viral: contact or travel
Viral conjunctivitis does not require antibiotics and resolves spontaneously.
Clean external eyelid with wet cloth up to QID.
Stop use of contact lenses while eye is red.
If not resolved within 5 to 7 days, reconsider diagnosis or consult specialist; some epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and other adenoviral conjunctivitis typically l...
Algorithm: Eye Pain
H10.30 Unspecified acute conjunctivitis, unspecified eye
H10.33 Unspecified acute conjunctivitis, bilateral
H10.32 Unspecified acute conjunctivitis, left eye
H10.31 Unspecified acute conjuncti...
Conjunctivitis does not cause decreased acuity or photophobia. If visual acuity is decreased, consider more serious ophthalmic disorders.
Culture discharge in all contact lens wearer. C...
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1.15. A: Hyperacute gonococcal conjunctivitis, with copious mucopurulent discharge and lid swelling.
1.17. Gram stain of a conjunctival smear from a patient with gonococcal conjunctivitis. Figure 1.15A reveals many polymorphonuclear cells and intracellular gram-negative diplococci.
1.17. Gram stain of a conjunctival smear from a patient with gonococcal conjunctivitis. Figure 1.15A reveals many polymorphonuclear cells a...