The Use Of Eye Drops In Conjunctivitis?
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Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva that can be caused by microorganisms (viruses, bacteria), irritation, or allergic reactions. Complaints include red eyes, lumps, itching and watering, sometimes accompanied by a lot of secretions or bruises if the cause is a bacterial infection. Uncomplicated conjunctivitis generally does not cause a sharp decrease in vision.
Treatment for conjunctivitis must be based on a previous examination. In the cause of bacterial infection, antibiotic eye drops are needed, the cause of viral infection is enough with supportive treatment, and the allergen is given anti-histamine. Recovery generally lasts for 1-2 weeks.
Some conditions that accompany conjunctivitis are advised to be consulted with an ophthalmologist, including:
1. Sharp vision decreases
2. Moderate to severe pain
3. Very many eye secretions
4. Complications in the cornea
5. Not responding to previous therapy
6. Episodes of recurrent conjunctivitis
Likewise in your case, complaints of sharp deterioration of vision are not commonly found in ordinary cases of conjunctivitis, so it is better to consult more slowly with an ophthalmologist to rule out other more severe conditions.
In addition, the drops you mentioned contain a combination of antibiotics and steroids, which if used without clear indications can actually be detrimental, so it is not recommended for these types of drugs to be used for a long time. Therefore, do not hesitate to check your current condition immediately with an eye doctor. While avoiding excessive eye rubbing, and routine hand washing to avoid further transmission.
That's all, hope you can help.