Consultant Ophthalmologist,
Cataract & Refractive Surgeon

BMedSci BM BS MRCS MRCSEd MRCOpth FRCOphth MMedLaw PgD Cataract & Refractive Surgery

Bacterial Conjunctivitis

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Vision?

Normal – watering or purulent matter may cause slight transient blurring.

Stickiness?

Yes – eyes will be ‘matted together’ in the mornings.

Laterality?

Usually begins as unilateral, but may become bilateral.

Pain?

No

Visual acuity?

Normal

Where is the redness?

Redness is more pronounced in the inferior fornix. The blood vessels around the limbus are not engorged.

Stain on cornea?

No stain on cornea unless a corneal ulcer has developed.

Pupil?

Normal

Is the cornea clear?

Yes

Conjunctival appearance?

Flat but erythematous