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In this video, Sarah Thomas (Lead Pharmacist for Satellite Services and Contracts, Pharmacy Department, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) discusses:
- the similarities and differences between bacterial, viral, and allergic conjunctivitis
- typical symptoms of the condition, which include itchiness, red eye, and sticky lashes
- the self-limiting nature of the condition in most individuals
- non-pharmacological measures to prevent conjunctivitis
- when to prescribe antibiotic eye drops.
View other Guidelines videos in this series:
- Management of common eye conditions: introduction
- Glaucoma and the #knowyourdrops campaign
- The diagnosis and treatment of stye
- The symptoms, causes, and treatment of episcleritis
- Subconjunctival haemorrhage
- The causes and treatment of corneal abrasion
- The symptoms and management of chalazion (meibomian cyst)
- The symptoms and treatment of dry eye
- Corneal and subtarsal foreign bodies
- The symptoms and management of blepharitis
The development of this Guidelines video has been supported by an educational grant from Allergan plc. Allergan plc had no influence over the content of the video, and checked the final files for technical accuracy only. At all times, editorial control has remained with the presenter and MGP. Stock images were obtained from Science Photo Library.