Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis photo from Optique, opticians in Battersea, LondonConjunctivitis is an infection / inflammation of the conjunctiva which is the thin layer that covers the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelids. It can affect one or both eyes, causing discomfort.

Conjunctivitis can be bacterial, viral or allergic.

The  symptoms of conjunctivitis are:

  • discomfort,
  • red eyes
  • white / yellow sticky discharge
  • Eyelids may be stuck together in the mornings, in severe cases.

Mild conjunctivitis can usually be treated with over the counter antibiotics from your pharmacist.

However please arrange a consultation if there is any pain or severe redness or inflammation.

  • Conjunctivitis can be passed on very easily, so ensure you wash your hands thoroughly after touching your face and try not to share towels and face-cloths.

For help and advice on Conjunctivitis, visit Optique, opticians in Battersea, London at 276 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London, SW11 3BS. Tel: 020 72282754

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