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]
- Palpebral conjunctiva:
- Bulbar conjunctiva
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.