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Conjunctivitis

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Conjunctivitis is a term used to describe inflammation on the conjunctiva (white part) of the eye. The signs and symptoms can vary greatly depending on the type of conjunctivitis.

The three most common causes of conjunctivitis are:

  • Allergic
  • Bacterial
  • Viral
  • Treating conjunctivitis varies depending on the underlying cause. It is therefore important that you seek the advice of a health care professional before starting any treatment.

    This information has been provided as a general guide and should not be used to diagnose or manage your eye condition. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Regular eye examinations are recommended.