Management strategies for acute infective conjunctivitis in primary care: a systematic review

@article{Rose2007ManagementSF,
  title={Management strategies for acute infective conjunctivitis in primary care: a systematic review},
  author={P. Rose},
  journal={Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={1903 - 1921}
}
  • P. Rose
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
A systematic review of the literature on all aspects of the management of acute infective conjunctivitis is undertaken. Acute infective conjunctivitis is a common presentation in primary healthcare. It is usually a mild condition and serious complications are rare. Clinical signs are a poor discriminator of bacterial and viral causes. Studies of treatment show that there is a high rate of clinical cure without any treatment (65% within 2 – 5 days). Treatment with topical antibiotics improves… Expand
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