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Inclusion Conjunctivitis - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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Inclusion conjunctivitis in adults usually presents with a history of several weeks or months of a red, irritable eye with a sticky discharge. Symptoms: acute or subacute in onset and include ocular irritation, foreign body sensation, watering, mucopurulent discharge and sticking of the lids. Chlamydia is a transmitted organism. A variety of microorganisms may infect the conjunctiva. There may be little bumps called follicles inside the lower eyelid and the eye is red.

Causes of Inclusion Conjunctivitis

Common causes and risk factor's of Inclusion Conjunctivitis include the following :

  • Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae.
  • Haemophilus influenza.
  • Chlamydia trachomatis.
  • Adenoviruses.
  • Herpes virus.
  • Allergies.

Symptoms of Inclusion Conjunctivitis

Some common Symptoms of Inclusion Conjunctivitis :

  • Redness of the conjunctiva.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Itching.
  • Tearing.
  • Swelling of the eyelids.
  • Burning in the eyes.
  • Itchy, irritated eyes.

Treatment of Inclusion Conjunctivitis

  • Doxycycline, tetracycline, ocufloxacin, and erythromycin may be sometimes prescribed. Tetracycline is not given to children under eight years of age. Treatment usually will include oral antibiotics. Antibiotics are helpful only in bacterial conjunctivitis.
  • If your child has an infection of the eye caused by a herpes infection, your child's physician may refer you to an eye care specialist.
  • People with conjunctivitis should gently wash the eyelid with tap water and a clean washcloth to keep it clean and free of discharge.
  • Patients should have weekly checkups so the doctor can monitor the healing.