What is AdenoViral Conjunctivitis?


Now a days the eye disease which is spreading in karachi is called AdenoViral Conjunctivitis. So yourzdoctor.com is providing the symptoms, causes, and treatment of this pandemic.

AdenoViral Conjunctivitis

AdenoViral Conjunctivitis

Adenoviral conjunctivitis is a common type of viral eye infection caused by adenoviruses. It’s characterized by redness, discomfort, watery discharge, and a gritty feeling in the eye. It’s highly contagious and can spread through direct contact or touching objects that have been contaminated with the virus.

Viral conjunctivitis also called pink eye is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the thin, clear tissue that lines the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. It is caused by a viral infection, usually from adenoviruses, but can also be caused by other viruses like herpes simplex virus.

Causes of Adenoviral conjunctivitis:

Adenoviral conjunctivitis is caused by adenoviruses, which are a group of viruses that can cause various infections, including respiratory infections, gastrointestinal infections, and eye infections. In the case of adenoviral conjunctivitis, the virus typically enters the eye through direct contact with infected respiratory droplets, contaminated hands, or objects that have the virus on them.

Symptoms of Adenoviral conjunctivitis:

Symptoms of conjunctivitis, such as redness, irritation, watery discharge, and discomfort.

·       In redness the white part of the eye may appear pink or red due to inflammation.

·       Excessive tearing or watery discharge from the eye is common.

·       The eye may feel itchy, gritty, or uncomfortable.

·       The sensitivity to light Known as photophobia, this can cause discomfort in bright light.

·       It might feel as though there’s something in the eye, causing discomfort.

·       Vision might be slightly blurred due to the inflammation and discharge.

·       Upon waking up, the eyelids might be stuck together due to dried discharge.

·       Adenoviral conjunctivitis is highly contagious and can easily spread through direct contact or contaminated objects.

Treatment of adenoviral conjunctivitis:

·       Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Don’t touch your eyes with unwashed hands.

·       Applying a clean, cold compress to the affected eye can help reduce discomfort and swelling.

·       Over-the-counter lubricating eye drops (artificial tears) can help soothe irritation and keep the eye moist.

·       If you wear contact lenses, switch to glasses until the infection clears to prevent further irritation.

·       Don’t share towels, pillowcases, or eye makeup with others. Disinfect surfaces that might come into contact with your eyes.

·       Adenoviral conjunctivitis usually clears up within a couple of weeks.


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