La conjonctivite

La conjonctivite

Types of Conjunctivitis

Infectious Conjunctivitis

Viral and Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Viral and Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Viral conjunctivitis may cause cold-like symptoms such as fever and sore throat. Bacterial conjunctivitis may be due to poor hygiene, using contaminated cosmetics or physical contact with someone with the infection. Both types can be easily spread from person to person.

Neonatal Conjunctivitis

This type of conjunctivitis occurs in newborn babies within the first 28 days of life. It may be caused by an infection, such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia. Infection is acquired from infected mothers during passage through the birth canal.

Non-Infectious Conjunctivitis

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis affects both of your eyes and they will feel really itchy. You may have hay fever or asthma symptoms too. It occurs more commonly among people who already have seasonal allergies.

Chemical Conjunctivitis

Chemical conjunctivitis can be caused by irritants such as air pollution, chlorine in swimming pools or exposure to noxious chemicals.

What are your symptoms?