Last updated: Tuesday, 27, July, 2010
Chemical injury/foreign body
|Pathology tests not appropriate.|
For persistent or recurrent infection: conjunctival swab/fluid - microscopy and culture for bacteria and chlamydia, virus detection and culture.
See also Keratoconjunctivitis.
Viral infection, especially
Bacterial infection, especially
|If indicated: conjunctival smear - microscopy (for eosinophils); skin prick allergen testing; allergen specific immunoglobulin E if skin prick tests are contraindicated or unavailable.|
|The diagnosis is based on the clinical appearance of the lesions; biopsy is only indicated if the diagnosis is unclear.|