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see conjunctivitisconjunctivitis
, inflammation or infection of the mucosal membrane that covers the eyeball and lines the eyelid, usually acute, caused by a virus or, less often, by a bacillus, an allergic reaction, or an irritating chemical.
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A contagious, mucopurulent conjunctivitis.
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Acute conjunctivitis is a rather common disease, which may affect many people and impose economic and social burdens.
29 August 2014 - French ophthalmic company Nicox SA (EPA:COX) said Friday it had signed an exclusive deal with Japanese peer Nitto Medic for the distribution in Japan of Nicox's in-vitro diagnostic test, AdenoPlus, for the differential diagnosis of acute conjunctivitis.
Acute conjunctivitis. Pediatr Rev 1995; 16(6): 203-207.
* Acute conjunctivitis. Symptoms include enlarged follicles and large papillae for a lumpy, bumpy look.
Acute conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the clear covering that coats the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelids, making them red and sore.
It could be the start of acute glaucoma, but it is much more likely to be acute conjunctivitis, an infection of the outer surface of the eye, that usually needs antibiotic ointment or drops.
'I am not really sure of what this is, but I know it is one of three things, acute conjunctivitis, acute uveal inflammation or acute close angle glaucoma.
The outcome of Pelletier et al.'s study was that the novel suspension may be a useful agent in the treatment of acute conjunctivitis. In our study, 0.5% PVI was used and did not contain dexamethasone.
As of August 1, RPS will resume responsibility for commercialising the POC diagnostic test, AdenoPlus, which helps in the differential diagnosis of acute conjunctivitis, to eye care specialists in North America, in addition to two other diagnostic products currently being developed.
Exclusion criteria included acute conjunctivitis, pathological lacrimal passages, contact lens wear, history of refractive surgery, and DED secondary to systemic diseases (Sjogren's syndrome, Reiter's syndrome, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, etc.), endocrine diseases, systemic diseases of connective tissue, current administration of antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, cytostatic, or hormonal agents, either locally or systematically, administration of oral contraceptives, and smoking.

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