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Conjunctivitis: diagnosis and management

Conjunctivitis: diagnosis and management

Minor illness clinic

Gill Bedson
RGN DPSN NPDip BScHealthStudies
Lead Nurse
Luton Walk-in Centre
Luton, Bedfordshire

Conjunctivitis is any inflammation of the conjunctiva (the mucous membrane that lines the eyelids and is reflected onto the eyeball), usually characterised by irritation, itching, gritty foreign body sensation, discharge or excessive tearing.(1)
Conjunctivitis falls into three categories:

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