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Infective Conjunctivitis

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Bereznicki, LRE, Infective Conjunctivitis, Australian Pharmacist, 33, (10) pp. 62-66. ISSN 0728-4632 (2014) [Professional, Refereed Article]


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Abstract

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 Details

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 Division:Health
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)
ID Code:95115
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2014-09-25
Last Modified:2015-06-09
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