Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Bacterial conjunctivitis refer to any inflammatory condition of the conjunctiva. Commonly is caused by viruses, allergies or bacteria.

The symptom of this diseases such as:

- Burning, irritation, mild itching, tenderness to palpation
- Capious yellow green mucopurulent or purulent discharge
- Initially uniteral infection with the second eye involved a few days later
- Marked conjuctival injection, chemois, lid swelling, and tender preauricular adenopathy

The medicine of this diseases by use of topical antibacterial therapy. Common topical anti-infectives include sulfonamides, aminoglycosides, polymyxin-based combinations, and fluoroquinolones. Since cultures are generally not performed for mild conjuctivitis, a bread sprectrum antiinfective is recommended and usually successful. There are several factor on choosing of anti-infective:
  • Should offer broad spectrum coverage
  • Effectiveness against resistant pathogens
  • Low MIC90 value
  • Excellent tolerable


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