By: SarahKate 5th Period!
What is it?
How does the organism attacks & spread?
Use of contact lenses (especially extended-wear lenses)
What are the most common people who develop Pinkeye?
Newborns can also be affected by similar bacteria while in the birth canal. This must be treated immediately, to preserve eye sight.
Where is Pinkeye most likely to be found?
Most common injury done to victim?
Crusts that form on the eyelid overnight
Gritty feeling in the eyes
Sensitivity to light
Is it considered armed and dangerous?
Treatment depends on the cause.
Allergic conjunctivitis may respond to allergy treatment.
Antibiotic medication, usually eye drops, is effective for bacterial conjunctivitis.
Viral conjunctivitis will disappear on its own. Many doctors give a mild antibiotic eyedrops for pink eye to prevent bacterial conjunctivitis.
You can soothe the discomfort of viral or bacterial conjunctivitis by applying warm compresses (clean cloths soaked in warm water) to your closed eyes.
INTERESTING FACTS ~
- Viral: Most common and easiest to treat because no medication is required. Caused by a viral infection and will pass when the virus does.
- Bacterial: Is spread by bacteria. More severe than viral conjunctivitis because of the colored discharge. Poeple who have this form should go to their doctor and be prescribed antibiotic drops.
- Allergic: This is more commonly contracted by children and adults who have allergies. This type is not contagious and is cured from allergy eye drops or other allergy medications.