Case 7 – Common Conditions

A 68 year old man comes to see you at surgery. He is requesting some antibiotic drops because he has “conjunctivitis again”. You note he has been seen twice in the last year with similar episodes of red, gritty eyes, treated with chloramphenicol drops.

  1. What is the most likely diagnosis?
  2. What part of examination is important?
  3. Will antibiotic drops help?
  4. What can he do to prevent further episodes?
  5. What conditions can be associated with this problem?

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