What is Conjunctivitis
The inner surface of the eyelids and the thin and transparent membrane covering the white part of the eye are called as conjunctivitis. It is a common form of bacteria caused by chlamydia. People who swim in a pool that is infected with chlamydia and people who use chlamydia or someone using chlamydia can catch pool conjunctivitis. Another source of bacterial eye rashes is the use of contact lenses. Especially dusts that run under the lens can cause bacterial infections and ulcers on the cornea.
Conjunctivitis is a highly infectious infection. The incubation period of the virus is very short and the disease can occur within 24-48 hours after receiving the virus. Contact with infected people, swimming pools, hot springs are the most important cause of contamination.
What are the symptoms?
The main symptoms of conjunctivitis are; Sensitivity to eye light, watering, burring, redness, itching, stinging, swelling. When these symptoms are seen, an ophthalmologist should be visited as soon as possible.
This eye infection can heal with timely and correct antibiotic therapy
How to Protect?
It is very important to follow simple health rules to prevent conjunctivitis, also known as eye inflammation. The hands should be washed continuously and the items of the infected persons should not be used. Pools should be meticulously maintained, the infected people should not enter the pool. In addition, all common places (including transportation vehicles) should be regularly disinfected. The use of hypogenic lens is very important. The lenses must be worn and removed after washing the hands, and the lens solution must be replaced every time