conjunctivitis

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Related to follicular conjunctivitis: chronic follicular conjunctivitis
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Synonyms for conjunctivitis

inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye

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A prospective, controlled clinical study was conducted to evaluate 62 consecutively enrolled patients that were admitted to the Ankara Ataturk Training and Research Hospital between July 2013 and September 2014 with suspected viral conjunctivitis (who had at least one of the following complaints and findings: hyperemia, lacrimation, foreign body sensation, discharge, burning, follicular conjunctivitis, conjunctival hemorrhages, membrane formation, eyelid swelling, or conjunctival hemorrhages) or keratoconjunctivitis (those who had punctate corneal defects or subepithelial infiltrates in addition to viral conjunctivitis findings).
Repeated episodes of infection and re-infection cause chronic follicular conjunctivitis (TF)or intense conjunctival inflammation (TI) which lead to tarsal conjunctival scarring (TS).
Follicular conjunctivitis is the usual infection, but if not complicated, it may turn out to be self limiting and may not last for more than a week.
All patients coming to the hospital ( from 1997 to 2009) with acute or chronic follicular conjunctivitis and keratoconjunctivitis were included ( in the study)," said Dr Jeewan Singh Titiyal, professor of ophthalmology, AIIMS.
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