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ICD-10 code: H10.89

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Other Conjunctivitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent layer that covers the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. While viral and bacterial conjunctivitis are the most common types, there are other forms of conjunctivitis that can cause discomfort and irritation. In this article, we will discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment of other conjunctivitis.

  1. Allergic Conjunctivitis
  2. Allergic conjunctivitis is caused by an allergic reaction to substances such as pollen, dust mites, or pet dander. The symptoms can include redness, itching, tearing, and swelling of the eyes. Avoiding exposure to the allergen and using over-the-counter antihistamine eye drops can help relieve the symptoms.

  3. Chemical Conjunctivitis
  4. Chemical conjunctivitis occurs when the eye is exposed to irritants such as chlorine in swimming pools, air pollution, or contact lens solution. The symptoms can include redness, tearing, and a gritty or burning sensation in the eyes. Flushing the eyes with water or saline solution can help remove the irritant, and using lubricating eye drops can help soothe the eyes.

  5. Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
  6. Giant papillary conjunctivitis is an inflammatory condition that can occur in people who wear contact lenses or have an artificial eye. The symptoms can include itching, tearing, and red bumps on the inside of the eyelids. Treatment may include changing to a different type of contact lens or using anti-inflammatory eye drops.

  7. Chlamydial Conjunctivitis
  8. Chlamydial conjunctivitis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. The symptoms can include redness, discharge, and swelling of the eyelids. Antibiotic eye drops or ointment can effectively treat this type of conjunctivitis.

If you experience symptoms of conjunctivitis, it is important to see an eye doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. While most cases of conjunctivitis are not serious and can clear up on their own or with treatment, some forms of conjunctivitis can lead to vision problems if left untreated.

Preventing the spread of conjunctivitis is also important. If you have conjunctivitis, avoid touching your eyes and wash your hands frequently. Do not share towels, eye makeup, or contact lenses with others, and avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of conjunctivitis.

Diagnosis Codes for Other conjunctivitis | H10.89