Conjunctivitis is characterized by a pathological condition of the mucosa of the eyeball. It is an inflammation of a thin film that covers the front of the visual analyzer and performs a protective function.
Sometimes the development of conjunctivitis is observed during or after a cold-related illness. Such inflammation passes quickly enough (no more than a week), requires standard treatment and does not leave after itself complications.
The disease that developed against the background of getting on the mucous membranes of viruses or bacteria (Staphylococcus, E. coli) is more complex and requires a proper approach to therapy. Such conjunctivitis is dangerous for others, quickly transmitted by contact or airborne droplets. Bacterial conjunctivitis – causative agents of the disease are various bacteria. Reproduction of streptococci and staphylococci in the eyes and leads to discomfort. With bacterial conjunctivitis, both eyes are immediately affected.
Regardless of the type of conjunctivitis, its treatment consists in eliminating the causative factor and the use of medications that relieve the painful symptoms of an inflammatory disease. Symptomatic treatment aimed at eliminating manifestations of inflammatory disease consists in the use of topical drugs that are injected directly into the eye.