There are high chances that one may be attacked by any form of eye problem leading to eye disorders. The human eyes are always exposed to a wide range of environments, most of which are composed of impurities. Hence, doctors at well-developed institutions such as the Sydney Eye hospital have been on the campaign trail of encouraging Australians to undertake regular check-ups on the health of their eyes. Through such check-up’s, eye specialists in Australia have been able to point out the presence of conjunctivitis.

Conjunctivitis refers to an infection of the eye/ eyes described by the swelling of the conjunctiva. The Conjunctiva is defined as the mucous membrane on top of the white region of the eyes. This particular eye problem is known to affect all the eyes. However, in most cases one eye will be affected first prior to the next. In special cases, the infection may be localized on one eye.

Patients suffering from conjunctivitis are known to exhibit the following symptoms; most symptoms are quite disturbing: burning of the eyes-this condition is usually accompanied by an itching sensation that is quite bothering; swollen eyelids, which are normally accelerated by the inflammation of the eyes; unusual discharge from either of the two eyes, this condition persists when the infection has intensified; and increased sensation to intense light sources. The above symptoms should definitely motivate you to consult an eye specialist.

There are three basic causes of conjunctivitis and they are: allergic-conjunctivitis, the condition manifests itself when a person is exposed to substances that provoke an allergic reaction with the eyes; chemical-conjunctivitis, the condition arises when one is exposed to chemical pollutants, such as harmful gases; and lastly there is the infectious-conjunctivitis, this condition may be exhibited in various forms (including: viral, bacterial and ophthalmic conjunctivitis.)
The treatment of conjunctivitis is administered after a thorough diagnosis. The diagnosis incorporates the following: a patient’s medical history, the use of visual acuity measurements, and the examination of the conjunctiva.

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