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Conjunctivitis Treatment in Dubai

Left untreated, conjunctivitis can cause discomfort and hamper productivity. Learn more about this condition and the importance of finding timely conjunctivitis eye treatment.

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva – the thin, transparent layer that protects the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids.

This condition is characterized by redness, itching and discharge. Conjunctivitis is classified as ​infectious ​or​ noninfectious​ and as acute, chronic or recurrent.

While conjunctivitis rarely causes permanent damage, our conjunctiva specialists in Dubai warn that it can be highly contagious. Some cases can also cause pain, light sensitivity or blurred vision. Pink eye can hinder your daily activities and overall well-being, making it important to prioritize timely conjunctivitis treatment. In Dubai, this starts with a diagnostic screening and a tailored treatment plan. 

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Conjunctivitis - Frequently Asked Questions

What causes conjunctivitis?

The causes of infectious conjunctivitis include viruses, bacteria, chlamydia and acanthamoeba.

The causes of noninfectious conjunctivitis include the following:

  • Allergy: Hay fever, atopy, vernal allergy, contact hypersensitivity, contact lens solution reaction, medication allergy, ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (a rare autoimmune disease characterized by recurrent sub-epithelial blisters of the skin and mucous membranes) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
  • Mechanical causes/irritants: eyelashes, contact lenses, foreign bodies, self-inflicted irritation and floppy eyelid syndrome.
  • Chemicals/toxins: medicaments and personal care products.
  • Neoplasia: continuous, uncontrolled increase in cell or tissue growth in the body.
How is conjunctivitis diagnosed?

Clinical evaluation of conjunctivitis starts with a comprehensive eye examination. During diagnosis, the best conjunctivitis doctors in Dubai and across the world will focus on these four main clinical features: 

  • Type of discharge.
  • Type of conjunctival reaction.
  • Presence of pseudomembranes or true membranes.
  • Presence or absence of lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes).
What are the prevention and treatment methods for conjunctivitis?

Early detection of conjunctivitis is crucial because some cases can signify serious systemic disease. For example, some types of neonatal conjunctivitis are associated with pneumonia, otitis media or Kawasaki disease. In adults, it is important to detect conjunctivitis caused by pemphigoid, gonococcus and chlamydia early because it is necessary to treat the concomitant systemic disorder. Early detection of conjunctivitis associated with local or systemic neoplasms may be lifesaving.

Counselling is imperative for all contagious varieties of conjunctivitis to minimize and prevent the spread of the disease in the community. Modes of transmission include sexual contact, eye-hand contact, instillation of contaminated droplets and exposure to airborne pathogens. For the best conjunctivitis treatment, consult our friendly, highly-qualified eye doctors today.