Diagnosis of Conjunctivitis in Adults and Children
Diagnosis of Conjunctivitis done by the doctor by examining the eyes and ask the symptoms experienced to determine the treatment to be done, and determine what type of conjunctivitis suffered by the patient.
Immediately see an ophthalmologist if the symptoms are severe enough and do not heal. Your doctor may suggest taking a viscous fluid or mucus from an infected eye for analysis. If conjunctivitis is suspected to occur due to allergies, then allergy testing is also needed so that patients can avoid allergens in the future.
The following are some severe conditions that require follow-up examination:
- The cornea swells and appears open wounds or called keratitis.
- Swelling of the middle layer of the eye that causes headaches, watery eyes, and pain. This condition is called an iritis.
- Acute glaucoma disease that causes pressure and eye pressure.
Examination by an ophthalmologist should be done immediately if the newborn has infective conjunctivitis.