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    • ACP Brief – Fall 2006 prioritization Fluoroquinolones for ...

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      infectious conjunctivitis are bacterial.3 With total of 32 million Canadians this translates to about 640,000 cases of conjunctivitis, half of which is bacterial. • Because most general practitioners are unable to discriminate between a bacterial and a viral cause, in practice, more than 80% of patients receive antibiotics.4 Alternatives


    • BNF 11.3.1 Management of acute infective conjunctivitis

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      conjunctivitis is most common in preschool children.6 Infective conjunctivitis may be viral or bacterial. Viral conjunctivitis can be caused by a wide range of viruses, most commonly adenovirus, and often presents concurrently with upper respiratory tract or influenza symptoms.2 Viral conjunctivitis may cause epidemics


    • Besifloxacin Ophthalmic Suspension 0.6% Compared with ...

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      bacterial conjunctivitis. Larger studies are warranted. Key Points This study compared the use of two different topical antibiotics (besifloxacin and gatifloxacin, each administered three times daily for 7 days) in 33 neonatal subjects with bacterial conjunctivitis, a condition for which there are little published data in this age group.


    • CONJUNCTIVA ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

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      – Bacterial conjunctivitis – Viral conjunctivitis – Chlamydial conjunctivitis – Allergic conjunctivitis – Toxic/chemical reaction – Dry eye – Pinguecula/pteyrgium • Lid diseases – Clalazion – Sty – Abnormal lid function • Corneal disease – Abrasion – Ulcer • Foreign body • Dacryoadenitis • Dacryocystitis ...


    • Diagnosis and Management of Common Eye Diagnosis and ...

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      Diagnosis and Management of Common Eye Problems Fernando Vega, MD 7 Viral Conjunctivitis nAdenovirus uMay be associated with systemic viral infections nHerpetic nPicornavirus and enterovirus type 70 cause a hemorrhagic conjunctivitis Viral conjunctivitis - symptoms nOften bilateral nOften with diffuse, marked hyperemia nWatery discharge


    • Drugs in Focus - Fusidic Acid for the Treatment of ...

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      Acute bacterial conjunctivitis usually resolves spontaneously within 7 days of onset, without topical ocular antibiotic treatment. Keratitis is uncommon. Viral conjunctivitis is a self-limiting illness that resolves spontaneously but can last for up to 21 days.


    • Pink Eye Facts for Parents & Teachers

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      to do so, eye doctors don’t normally prescribe medication for viral conjunctivitis, because usually it clears up on its own in a few days or weeks. • Bacterial conjunctivitis often spreads to both eyes and causes a heavy discharge, sometimes greenish. Crusting may appear on eyelids. Bacterial conjunctivitis …


    • Prevalence of Different Eye Diseases Excluding Refractive ...

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      33.7% of cases. Within this category, bacterial conjunctivitis was the more prominent disorder with a mean presenting age of 24.23 ± 20.53followed by viral conjunctivitis with a mean presenting age of32.63 ± 15.22 and pterygium with a mean presenting age of 45.66 ± …


    • The Red Eye DISORDERS

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      Purulent Bacterial Clear Viral* Watery, with stringy; white mucus Allergic** Ocular Surface Disorders * Preauricular lymphadenopathy signals viral infection ** Itching often accompanies BACTERIAL CONJUNCTIVITIS: COMMON CAUSES ⦿Staphylococcus (skin) ⦿Streptococcus (respiratory) ⦿Haemophilus (respiratory) Ocular Surface Disorders BACTERIAL ...


    • Trimethoprim-Polymyxin Eye Drops versus Neomycin ...

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      had presumptive bacterial conjunctivitis. Informed consent was obtained in all cases and the patients wcre fully assessed clinically at the initial visit and at two follow-up appointments -one approximately 5-6 days after the start of therapy and the second follow-up approximately 12 …