MBBS Study

What conjunctivitis? Parts of conjunctiva. Treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis.


Inflammation of the conjunctiva is called conjunctivitis.

[Extra answer: Conjunctiva: It is a mucous membrane covering the inner surface of the eyelids and reflected to cover, up to the corneal margin.]

Parts of conjunctiva:

[Mnemonic: Play Ball For Limb]

  1. Palpebral conjunctiva:
  2. Bulbar conjunctiva
  3. Fornix
  4. Limbal

Treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis:

Treatment (in short):

  • Cleaning of eyelids of discharge with fresh water.
  • Broad spectrum antibiotic eye drops or ointments such as chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin, gentamycin, tetracycline, polymyxin-B etc.

[Ref: Kanski/6th/219]

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