Bereznicki, LRE, Infective Conjunctivitis, Australian Pharmacist, 33, (10) pp. 62-66. ISSN 0728-4632 (2014) [Professional, Refereed Article]
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Mr JB presents to the pharmacy complaining of red eyes, which feel irritated and have a discharge, with some 'gluing' of the eyelids in the morning. He has had this for almost two days and his vision is not affected. Mr JB's young son, who attends a local day care centre, had the same symptoms a few days ago, but it seemed to resolve quickly.
After reading this article, pharmacists should be able to:
- Discuss the features and causes of infective conjunctivitis
- Describe the signs and symptoms of infective conjunctivitis
- Outline approaches to the management of infective conjunctivitis, including the rational use of topical antibiotics.
|Item Type:||Professional, Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||infective conjunctivitis, diagnosis, symptoms, management, topical antibiotics|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|Research Field:||Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice|
|Objective Group:||Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)|
|Objective Field:||Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified|
|Author:||Bereznicki, LRE (Associate Professor Luke Bereznicki)|
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