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Acute Conjunctivitis

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  • conjunctivitisAn acute conjunctival inflammation caused by bacteria, viruses, or allergy
  • Often accompanies
    • the common cold
    • exanthems
    • measles
  • Extremely contagious
  • Does not cause vision or pupil changes
Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Introduction
    • caused by
      • S. pneumoniae 
      • Staph
      • N. gonorrhoaeae
      • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Presentation
    • symptoms
      • minimal pain
      • purulent discharge
    • physical exam
      • normal pupillary light response
      • normal IOP
  • Evaluation
    •  discharge culture and gram stain
  • Treatment
    • medical
      • topical erythromycin
  • Introduction
    • caused by
      • adenovirus
      • HSV
      • Varicella
  • Presentation
    • symptoms
      • similar bacterial conjuctival
      • except watery discharge instead of purulent
  • Treatment
    • self limited
    • warm compresses for symptomatic relief
    • no medical treatment
Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Introduction
    • caused by allergen
  • Presentation 
    • symptoms
      • painless
      • marked puritis
      • bilateral watery eyes
  • Treatment
    • medical
      • antihistamines
      • steroid drops


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(M2.OP.3) A 6-year-old boy is brought to the pediatrician complaining of itchy eyes. The mother states that she has noted that he has been tearing and that both of his eyes have been red for the past 4 days. The patient denies any pain but has had a runny nose for the past week. The mother states that he has not had any sick contacts, and he has been home from school for summer vacation. On exam, there is marked redness, tearing, and eyelid edema of both eyes. A picture of the patient's eye is shown (Figure A). What is the most likely cause of this patient's symptoms?
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FIGURES: A          

1. Foreign object in eye
2. Allergic conjunctivitis
3. Bacterial conjunctivitis
4. Viral conjunctivitis
5. Corneal ulcer

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