Are there different types of conjunctivitis?
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Qualified optometrist Nigel Best BSc (Hons) MCOptom FBCLA FAAO answers this question:
There are three different types of conjunctivitis; viral, bacterial and allergic. The treatment generally depends upon the cause however in general, conjunctivitis usually gets better without treatment.
In the vast majority of cases it is a mild condition which poses no threat to the eye or vision. Contact lenses should not be worn until the symptoms have gone completely. You should seek advice from a qualified optician or medical practitioners if the symptoms are marked or persistent.
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