Medical Website: Diagnosis and Management of Red Eye in Primary Care
Put together by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this resource discusses bacterial and viral cases of conjunctivitis, antibiotic and ophthalmologic treatment options, and several other types of conjunctivitis.
Although viral and bacterial cases of conjunctivitis, which is the most common cause of red eye, are usually self-limiting, this site discusses treatment options in detail, with reviews of the common antibiotic and ophthalmologic options. Different types of conjunctivitis are discussed: bacterial, viral, chlamydial, and allergic. “Diagnosis of the Underlying Cause of Red Eye” is a flow chart will allow physicians to place symptoms into categories and narrow cases down to one diagnosis based on the breakdown of symptoms.