Conjunctivitis is a disease of mucous membrane enveloping inner sides of the eyelids. It can come in a form of infection or inflammation and it is common for children. Disease is caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, funguses, allergies as well as dust and smoke irritants. People who are wearing contact lenses are the riskiest group because use of lenses requires high level of hygiene.
The most common problems associated with conjunctivitis are watery eyes, redness, itchiness and general discomfort. Patients who are suffering from it are sensitive to light and they are feeling there is something within their eyes. Sometimes, eyelid swelling may accompany these previous symptoms. Also, eyelids may feel sticky or glued in the morning because of increased secretion from the eyes.
There are a few types of this disease. Common classification is based on irritants that are causing the illness. We can differentiate bacterial, allergic and viral conjunctivitis. Also, it can be acute or chronic in nature, while specific types are gigant papillary and neonatal.
As it name implies, bacterial conjunctivitis is caused by different types of bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus, streptococci pneumonia and haemophilus influenzae. Common signs of this disease are redness, swelling and yellow-green secretion which accumulates during sleep. The major issue with this conjunctivitis is that it can initially appear on one eye and quickly transfer to other as well. Fucithalmic and other antibiotic drops are great solution for bacterial forms of this condition.
Viral conjunctivitis is characterized by swelling, burning, tingling, presence of foreign body in the eyes, teary eyes and secretion. This form is highly contagious and people who have it should stay at home. Otherwise, there is a high chance of transferring the disease to other people and creating an epidemic within smaller groups. Often, it goes together with throat inflammation and temperature and it usually takes from 7 to 10 days to treat it.
Allergic conjunctivitis is especially common for summer and spring season when there is a lot of pollen in the air. Like with the other types of conjunctivitis, eye irritations are the best sign there is something wrong with your eyes. Best way to differentiate this form from other two is by white secretion coming from the eyes. Having in mind that allergens are causing this inflammation, best way of treating the issue is by avoiding them all together. This form is very mild and it usually passes on its own. However, specialists from Doctor Medica warn patients that, if the symptoms persist, it is necessary to take proper medication.
Nowadays, conjunctivitis is an easily treatable problem. By using Fucithalmic, we are able to remove symptoms of the illness and restore previous functionality of the eyes. This medicine basically destroys bacteria that are present within patient’s tissue. It needs to be used twice a day, for several weeks (usually from 2 to 6). Even though this drug is excellent for treating the disease, it can lead to several side effects such as burning, irritation, itching, soreness, discomfort and blurry vision.