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0000053960 00000 n /Img175 189 0 R Several viruses and bacteria can cause conjunctivitis (pink eye), some of which are very contagious. Download Free PDF. >> Bacterial conjunctivitis is uncommon but can be spread by the hands or from upper respiratory tract infections. >> /Img105 119 0 R 65 0 obj<>stream a nonspecific term used to describe an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which can be /Img71 85 0 R /F4 205 0 R /Img102 116 0 R 0000001310 00000 n /Img146 160 0 R /Img118 132 0 R 0000051686 00000 n /Img68 82 0 R /Img163 177 0 R 0000012383 00000 n /Img35 49 0 R /Img152 166 0 R g`@ V6�8ǃg��1` &����q���_�"O\~��A0 *:������@&. /Img147 161 0 R /Img49 63 0 R /Count 5 /Img10 24 0 R /Type /Catalog /Img161 175 0 R Bacterial conjunctivitis is common and occurs in patients of all ages. The condition often resolves on its own without any treatment. 0000036108 00000 n /Img1 15 0 R /Img76 90 0 R /Img177 191 0 R /Img104 118 0 R /Img92 106 0 R /Img80 94 0 R /Img56 70 0 R /Img38 52 0 R 1 0 obj /Img79 93 0 R They were randomly assigned to a 7-day treat-ment with eye drops using either fucidic acid (1.0%) (FucithalmicA) applied twice per day, or chloramphenicol (0.5%) (MinimsA Chloramphenicol) applied six times per day. 37 Full PDFs related to this paper. << /Pages 2 0 R /Img47 61 0 R /Img43 57 0 R 0000030591 00000 n /Img126 140 0 R /Img46 60 0 R stream /Img91 105 0 R /Img132 146 0 R /Kids [ 3 0 R 6 0 R 8 0 R 10 0 R 12 0 R ] Select drug class All drug classes ophthalmic anti-infectives (34) ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives (23) lincomycin derivatives (2) 0 0000001372 00000 n Inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva is known as conjunctivitis and is characterized by dilatation of the conjunctival vessels, resulting in hyperemia and edema of the conjunctiva, typically with associated discharge. << %���� /Img122 136 0 R /Img124 138 0 R << xref /F3 202 0 R /Img96 110 0 R /Img150 164 0 R They usually spread from an infected person to others through. 0000078994 00000 n It is transmitted by contact with ocular or upper respiratory tract discharge of people who have the infection, fomites, medical equipment or shared cosmetics. l�"% ��{5*R���pd�C��P��#˾�""�� q$��e�ī�H@C]�NJ�4�3$�����&`EH`;��HI@�?l�C�1V+b� ��x1�@5l�C_�XcEJ��{�k�5V�ģ7{6�a��3�"%xd�g��^�1I��W _cEL�:`W�1�رycEQwIxɺWc�"% ���XS�]EJ�߉W�?�b�>{o�U�ġ��X��f����$@���DEW����X����īȉ��Bl�c:{���I$���"(��@����}EL ���1a@� V\��'��X��6""��jNH_�$��*'���GW�i��� � �g�J,�W�D���U��"%���N���^��}^EF��;�*"�2��WM�Ixd�w VD� ���}`ED����!i1|�!�P1���CUL��F�J ���KWl���5�5��3�|�{Df���ߞ��ĝګ�������?�ߜ�-�?�#��OO�������]�pj�8^��������w�]?�W�^ίO�� !oj�W:_��xd�Z6�����$@��3`���P���4˶= 7n�U�$�m��U��} x-Í��V�$�a���� Bacterial conjunctivitis… /Img82 96 0 R /Img137 151 0 R /Img142 156 0 R %PDF-1.5 /Img156 170 0 R Drugs used to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition. Each of these types of germs can spread from person to person in different ways. /Img33 47 0 R Bacterial conjunctivitis is the second most common cause of infectious conjunctivitis, with most uncomplicated cases resolving in 1 to 2 weeks. 0000052857 00000 n /Img36 50 0 R /Img170 184 0 R 29 0 obj <> endobj 0000016615 00000 n /Img139 153 0 R /Img160 174 0 R 0000079254 00000 n /Img90 104 0 R /Img12 26 0 R Bacterial conjunctivitis. /Img9 23 0 R /ProcSet [ /PDF /Text ] … /Img72 86 0 R It is most often caused by a virus (like those which cause the common cold), but can also be caused by bacteria, … NEONATAL CHLAMYDIAL CONJUNCTIVITIS: … /Img23 37 0 R /Img81 95 0 R /Img138 152 0 R /Img180 194 0 R PINK EYE (CONJUNCTIVITIS) PINK EYE IS OFTEN HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS. /Img40 54 0 R 0000018326 00000 n /Img3 17 0 R /Img74 88 0 R Bacterial conjunctivitis is usually self-limiting, taking up to two weeks to resolve. /Img103 117 0 R /Img24 38 0 R This is a serious breach of normal hygiene. A short summary of this paper. /Img107 121 0 R Ocular Surface Disorders Neonatal gonococcal conjunctivitis . 0000029416 00000 n /Font << /Img5 19 0 R The prevalence of conjunctivitis varies according to the underlying cause, which may be influ… /Img131 145 0 R trailer When treated with appropriate antibiotics the duration of the infection is shortened considerably to one to three days. /Img99 113 0 R /Img6 20 0 R /Img115 129 0 R 3 0 obj /Img13 27 0 R Acute bacterial conjunctivitis is encountered frequently in optometric practice. /Img41 55 0 R x^�]I��q��W��z]z�V�R�u1Y"�$�$�|�} 0 3b! /Img28 42 0 R /Img53 67 0 R /Img30 44 0 R /Img165 179 0 R Conjunctivitis can be purulent or nonpurulent. Case description A 5-year-old boy presents with a 3-day history of watery discharge from his right eye. /Img8 22 0 R The eye is red. /Img157 171 0 R Bacterial conjunctivitis is usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus species, or, less commonly, Chlamydia trachomatis. >> >> /Img39 53 0 R /Img166 180 0 R 0000000016 00000 n /Img14 28 0 R In some areas insect vectors are involved. Mattering and adherence of the eyelids on waking, lack of itching, and absence of a history of conjunctivitis are the strongest factors associated with bacterial conjunctivitis. 4 0 obj 0000015788 00000 n /Img11 25 0 R /Annots [ 5 0 R ] /Img15 29 0 R >> 0000034939 00000 n Candidate 2012 and Douglas Brink, Pharm.D., BCPP Introduction Conjunctivitis is a common ophthalmic disease that can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, social status, or race.1,2 Currently there are no reliable statistics regarding the prevalence or incidence of different types of conjunctivitis. /Img125 139 0 R /Img130 144 0 R /Img77 91 0 R /Img127 141 0 R It is transmitted by contact with ocular or upper respiratory tract discharge of people who have the infection, fomites, medical equipment or shared cosmetics. /Img136 150 0 R /Img22 36 0 R 0000012655 00000 n Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the most frequent cause of hyper-acute bacterial conjunctivitis, which is then usually regarded as an oculogeni-tal disease, occurring in neonates and in sexually active adults. 0000054690 00000 n 0000014711 00000 n 0000001644 00000 n This paper. << /Img54 68 0 R /Img75 89 0 R /Img121 135 0 R /Img62 76 0 R /Img16 30 0 R /Img128 142 0 R /Img143 157 0 R 0000046408 00000 n If bacterial conjunctivitis is suspected, but no response to topical antibiotics is seen, swabs for bacterial culture should be taken and tested. /Img153 167 0 R Bacterial conjunctivitis was present in about one third (32.47% to 36.04%) of the patients with acute infective conjunctivitis, and it was more common in children. %%EOF /Img86 100 0 R /Img172 186 0 R /Img63 77 0 R /Img140 154 0 R 0000053738 00000 n /Img73 87 0 R sode of conjunctivitis made a positive bacterial culture result less likely. /Img110 124 0 R /Img168 182 0 R "�l��@�Uaa�a�,Ǫ�0$��k�X�q'`Ub�݉W������À�� X��{�d��b�����?��>Y鳥�BN�d�S_�')���:�>I�����IJw����>I�����IJ'־�OR���:�>I�b���$%���퓔��}��v���l�w`����}"`�][��O�i���ڪ� �φ��X�Fvϱ*8���~�*9#&��V�Cxd��~�k��xN�~p�8������.�g@/�K%Ts�����%�vq^��Оv�n�. /Img52 66 0 R Bacterial conjunctivitis is the second most common cause of infectious conjunctivitis, with most uncomplicated cases resolving in 1 to 2 weeks. /Img113 127 0 R /Img117 131 0 R 0000080459 00000 n /Length 10895 /Img87 101 0 R /Img7 21 0 R /Img135 149 0 R Mattering and adherence of … /Img4 18 0 R Download Full PDF Package. This article gives a review of the epidemiology, aetiology, clinical picture, complications, differential diagnoses, in vitro exam-inations and therapy of acute bacterial conjunctivitis. %PDF-1.6 %���� /Img50 64 0 R /Img173 187 0 R /Img45 59 0 R >> Download Free PDF. /Img145 159 0 R /Img55 69 0 R /Img66 80 0 R /Img100 114 0 R /Img164 178 0 R /Img48 62 0 R /Img61 75 0 R 0000001036 00000 n /Img67 81 0 R 2 0 obj /Img106 120 0 R /Img159 173 0 R /Img179 193 0 R /Img144 158 0 R x�b``a``�b`a`H /Img109 123 0 R /Img120 134 0 R /Img134 148 0 R Conjunctivitis ("Pink Eye") Fact Sheet Conjunctivitis is an infection of the eyes commonly known as "pink eye" It is most often caused by a virus but can also be caused by bacteria. /Img25 39 0 R /Img112 126 0 R /Img88 102 0 R /Parent 2 0 R /Img59 73 0 R /Img83 97 0 R /Img2 16 0 R Diagnosis is usually clinical. /Img27 41 0 R /Img65 79 0 R /Img181 195 0 R 0000080411 00000 n Download. /Img37 51 0 R /Img17 31 0 R CONJUNCTIVITIS (Pink Eye) Conjunctivitis is an infection of the eyes commonly known as “pink eye”. Bacterial conjunctivitis due to gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pneumoniae is generally milder than conjunctivitis caused by gram-negative bacteria. /Img70 84 0 R /Img148 162 0 R /Img101 115 0 R Bacterial conjunctivitis due to most other organisms can be treated empirically with topical antibiotics. /Img57 71 0 R 0000029138 00000 n /Img58 72 0 R 29 37 /Type /Pages /MediaBox [0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R Bacterial conjunctivitis. Neisseria gonorrhoeae causes gonococcal conjunctivitis, which usually results from sexual contact with a … /Img89 103 0 R /Img176 190 0 R Introduction. 0000045240 00000 n /Img116 130 0 R Forms of bacterial conjunctivitis that need to be treated differently include neonatal conjunctivitis, gonococcal conjunctivitis, trachoma, and inclusion conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis is usually divided according to its course and severity into hyperacute, acute and chronic forms. Viral conjunctivitis Viral conjunctivitis often follows a recent cold or sore throat. Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious; measures to prevent spread of infection should be considered. Bacterial Conjunctivitis November 2011 By Ko Eun Bae, Pharm.D. Viral culture may be appropriate in epidemic case clusters. 0000017489 00000 n 0000014963 00000 n ��?�W����_�p��?�5���q��M7�t����׻�����W�;�7����C������x�����/�����'�����WΝ'_����F��5�B���}܀��v7ƫ�@��/'� �7��h�3���ָ��F3��/L�q-n�u���4��V�!��m�@�7����\_������ .�\��7l�S���^���a������8n�M�h~�+3ZL p���*/�5����7l�ۖ��3w���+��m��HGl#V��U�=��!�Dt���*Ҟ"�ui�$�D��8M�O 2��x�M�M!��V�Ғ���*ަ� �/�f!��B�M��H:!���}WQ nSF uB ���Ƃ~SH �Gt�+,�7�$N�$��C����(�>2^E��M@TZ�Dx#h�M�M!Qx�g�m��A�C�p��M�����V]��U�YE��HO�ձQ��be�! Mild conjunctivitis is usually benign and self-limited and can be monitored without treatment or easily treated with antibiotics. /Img31 45 0 R /Img98 112 0 R /Img69 83 0 R Similar findings have been demonstrated in his left eye as of that morning. /Img95 109 0 R endobj /XObject << Acute bacterial conjunctivitis tends to differ from viral conjunctivitis by the presence of purulent discharge and the absence of chemosis and preauricular adenopathy. /F1 196 0 R Clinical Ophthalmology, 2010. /Img151 165 0 R /Img114 128 0 R /Img149 163 0 R /Img26 40 0 R Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva and has 4 main causes—viruses, bacteria, allergens, and irritants. 0000019190 00000 n 64 Inaddition,typeofdischarge(purulent,mucus,orwatery) or other symptoms were not specific to any particular class of In some areas insect vectors are involved. /Img42 56 0 R 0000001735 00000 n /Img97 111 0 R /Img78 92 0 R /Img133 147 0 R /Filter /FlateDecode 0000051419 00000 n Gonococcal and chlamydial conjunctivitis must be treated with systemic antibiotics. 0000085252 00000 n /Img21 35 0 R /Img29 43 0 R >> /Resources << /Img32 46 0 R Typical signs are a red eye and purulent drainage that persists throughout the day. 0000013828 00000 n /Img94 108 0 R Cindy Hutnik. the resolution of bacterial conjunctivitis. /Img51 65 0 R Acute bacterial conjunctivitis is the eye disease most commonly seen by gen-eral practitioners, and is estimated to represent approximately 1% of all con-sultations in primary care. Bacterial conjunctivitis is the second most common infectious etiology of conjunctivitis in adults. /Img64 78 0 R conjunctivitis of suspected bacterial origin acquired within the first 28days of life were included in the study. /Img178 192 0 R /Img108 122 0 R Gonnoccal infection is transmitted from the genital tract or urine to the eye by hands. endobj Bacterial Conjunctivitis: Microbiological Profile, Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns and Recommendations for Treatment Naz Perween*, Dakshina Bisht**, Prabhav Aggarwal*** Abstract Conjunctivitis is one of the most common ocular infections, with bacterial infections accounting for 50-70% of all conjunctivitis cases. /Img84 98 0 R NEONATAL CONJUNCTIVITIS: CAUSES • Bacteria (N. gonorrhoeae, 2–4 days) • Bacteria (Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, 3–5 days) • Chlamydia (5–12 days) • Viruses (eg, herpes, from mother) Ocular Surface Disorders . /Img169 183 0 R Ocular Surface Disorders Neonatal chlamydial conjunctivitis . /Img44 58 0 R Although it is a self-limiting condition, current initial treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis is the application of a broad-spectrum topical antibiotic. startxref /Img129 143 0 R /F5 208 0 R endobj 0000034672 00000 n /Img19 33 0 R Download PDF. A patch test is used to identify the causative allergen in allergic conjunctivitis. /F2 199 0 R /Img155 169 0 R /Type /Page /Img34 48 0 R Bacterial conjunctivitis Children and the elderly are more at risk of a bacterial conjunctivitis. /Img171 185 0 R /Img158 172 0 R /Img162 176 0 R /Img93 107 0 R /Img111 125 0 R We conducted a study to determine the bacteria causing conjunctivitis … /Img154 168 0 R Definition Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the lining of the eyelids and eyeball caused by bacteria, viruses, allergic or immunologic reactions, … /Img18 32 0 R /Img85 99 0 R Also, people with weaker immune systems such as those with diabetes and people who don’t wash their hands before inserting or removing contact lenses are more at risk. READ PAPER. 0000044966 00000 n Bacterial conjunctivitis is the second most common infectious etiology of conjunctivitis in adults. /Img174 188 0 R https://www.college-optometrists.org/.../conjunctivitis-bacterial-.html /Img20 34 0 R /Img123 137 0 R /Img167 181 0 R /Img119 133 0 R /Img60 74 0 R /Img141 155 0 R 0000014872 00000 n The following paper aims to review the evidence to discover the best treatments for acute infective conjunctivitis. BACTERIAL CONJUNCTIVITIS IMPROVING THE RECOGNITION OF VIRAL and CE Monograph Faculty Alan Kabat, OD, FAAO (Chair and Moderator) April L. Jasper, OD, FAAO Blair Lonsberry, MS, OD, MEd, FAAO Christine Sindt, OD, FAAO Original Release: March 1, 2018 Expiration: March 31, 2019 This continuing education activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Shire. <<3DAEB586B2A0134A98C43DCE6087E03B>]>> By hands bacterial conjunctivitis pdf evidence to discover the best treatments for acute infective conjunctivitis each of these of... 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