Conjunctivitis: Etiology, Diagnosis and Clinical Management

Elias H. Bazile (Editor)

Series: Eye and Vision Research Developments
BISAC: MED064000



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Conjunctivitis is a common ocular problem that can be seen worldwide and it is still under consideration for global public health. There are many causes of conjunctivitis. Clinically, bacterial conjunctivitis is characterized by purulent ocular discharge, eye crusting or sticky eyes on awakening, foreign body sensation, and conjunctival injection. In more severe cases, chemosis and lid edema may also occur.

The involvement is usually unilateral at first but rapidly spreads to the contralateral eye. There are also many tropical infections and disorders that can induce conjunctivitis and those problems are called tropical conjunctivitis. This book discusses several causes of different cases of conjunctivitis. It provides information on the etiology, the diagnosis of different forms of conjunctivitis, and the clinical management. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


Chapter 1 - The Blepharitis Conundrum: A Dermatological Viewpoint on Diagnosis and Practical Management (pp. 1-28)
Giovanni Luigi Capella, MD (Private practice, Dermatology & STD, Milan, Italy)

Chapter 2 - Infectious Cristalline Keratopathy (pp. 29-38)
Valentín Huerva, MD, PhD, Francisco J. Ascaso, MD, PhD and Jordi Soldevila, MD (Department of Ophthalmology, Universitary. Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, Lleida, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3 - Air Pollution and Emergency Department Visits for Conjunctivitis in Calgary, Canada: A Case Crossover Study (pp. 39-56)
Termeh Kousha and Jessica Castner (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, and others)

Chapter 4 - Bacterial Conjunctivitis in Childhood: Etiology, Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis and Management (pp. 57-72)
Alexander K. C. Leung, Kam Lun Hon and Alex H. C. Wong (Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Pediatric Consultant, Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and others)

Chapter 5 - Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis: Epidemiological, Clinical and Virological Findings from 45 Years of Study (pp. 73-90)
Magilé de la Caridad Fonseca Quintana and Luis Sarmiento Pérez (Enterovirus Disease Laboratory, Virology Department. Pedro Kourí Tropical, Medicine Institute, Havana, Cuba, and others)

Chapter 6 - Tropical Conjunctivitis (pp. 91-96)
Somsri Wiwanitkit and Viroj Wiwanitkit (Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok Thailand, and others)


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