Know more about conjunctivitis

Chennai : Madras eye or adenoviral conjunctivitis is currently rapidly spreading across Chennai. There are many misconceptions regarding the spread and management of this condition among caretakers and family members.Apollo Spectra Hospital, Opthalmologist Srikanth Ramasubramanian speaks about ways to avoid the further spread of this condition and to manage this condition better.”Viral conjunctivitis is one of the most common eye conditions seen. It causes redness and watering of the eyes with swelling of the eyelids. It can affect either one eye or both eyes. It is contagious and can spread rapidly from person to person. Direct contact with the tears of the infected person, which occurs by placing towels, fingers, or handkerchiefs near the eye, will pass these infections to others. It can affect a person of any age, “the doctor said.Treatment for this condition is by applying eyedrops and taking eye rest by avoiding screen time, he said.