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Managing conjunctivitis in general practice: Research into management strategies for acute infective conjunctivitis

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7565.446-c (Published 24 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:446
  1. Scott J Robbie, specialist registrar ophthalmology ([email protected]),
  2. Kashif Qureshi, glaucoma research fellow,
  3. Shahram Kashani, specialist registrar in ophthalmology,
  4. Muhammad A Qureshi, consultant ophthalmologist
  1. Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ
  2. Moorfields Eye Hospital, London EC1V 2PD
  3. Whipps Cross University Hospital, Whipps Cross Rd, London E11 1NR
  4. Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield Rd, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 4JT

    EDITOR—Neither Everitt et al nor Rietveld et al seem to have consulted an ophthalmologist when designing their studies.1 2 There is little evidence base to back up the clinical features of a condition that many practitioners take for granted. Ophthalmologists, in particular, are aware that adenoviral conjunctivitis tends to follow a distinct clinical pattern: patients often complain of watering and “grittiness” (initially in one eye before involvement of the other), …

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