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 eyelid with wet cloth up to QID.
Stop use of contact lenses while eye is red.
Patching of eye...
If not resolved within 5 to 7 days, alternate diagnoses should be considered or consultation obtained, although some epidemic keratoconjunctivitis and other adeno...
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 alter visual acuity; decreased acuity or photophobia should prompt consideration of more serious ophthalmic disorders.
Culture the discharge in all contact lens ...
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