October 31, 2022
The eyes and eyelids are covered by a transparent membrane called the conjunctiva, when the conjunctiva becomes inflamed for several reasons, whether due to an infection, allergic reactions, among others, the conjunctivitis disease occurs. On this occasion, Dr. José Santos, ophthalmologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma will give us more information on the subject.
The symptoms of conjunctivitis are:
Visual quality is generally not affected, except when there are many secretions that cloud vision.
Types of conjunctivitis and causes
There are several types of conjunctivitis, among which are:
The type of conjunctivitis best known by the population is viral, which generally occurs in summer and is highly contagious.
The treatment will depend on the origin of the conjunctivitis; if it is bacterial, a good antibiotic in drops will quickly solve the problem, if it is a viral conjunctivitis, the natural evolution of the disease should be waited and then treated with symptoms. Allergy conjunctivitis will be treated with anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic drugs, identifying the agent causing the allergy to remove it from the patient’s environment.
Dr. José Santos
Ophthalmologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma