Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Trichiasis
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Blepharitis
  • Dry eyes
  • Corneal ulcer (bacterial, viral, or fungal)
  • Contact lens-related red eye
  • Keratitis
  • Corneal foreign body
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Subtarsal conjunctival foreign body
  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Viral conjunctivitis
  • Non-traumatic subconjunctival haemorrhage

Uncommon

  • Chlamydial conjunctivitis
  • Neonatal conjunctivitis
  • Penetrating ocular trauma
  • Chemical trauma
  • Episcleritis
  • Scleritis
  • Anterior uveitis
  • Angle-closure glaucoma

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Sunderland Eye Infirmary

Sunderland

UK

Disclosures

JS declares that he has received travel and meeting costs from Novartis and Bayer.

Consultant Ophthalmologist

James Cook University Hospital

Middlesbrough

UK

Disclosures

PS declares that he has served on the advisory boards of and received a travel grants from Bayer and Novartis.

Consultant in Ophthalmology

Royal Victoria Infirmary

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

UK

Disclosures

LC declares that she has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Cornea External Disease and Refractive Surgery Local Director

Long Island College Hospital Eye Center

Brooklyn

NY

Disclosures

MPE declares that he has no competing interests.

Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

Centre for Vision Science

Queen's University Belfast

Belfast

UK

Disclosures

UC declares that she has no competing interests.

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