Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Etiology

  • Staph
  • H flu
  • Strep
  • Moraxella
  • Neiserria

Symptoms

  • Acute onset, very red conjunctiva with opaque d/c (more red and discharge thicker compared w/viral)
  • Eyelids may feel "glued shut" in morning
  • Irritated, but not usually itchy
  • No visual change
  • More often unilaterial than nbilateral
  • Copious d/c if neisseria in partic (hyper-acute)

Physical Exam Findings

  • Diffuse redness of conjunctiva
  • Thick, opaque discharge

Sub-Diseases

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