|Abstract||Optometric Clinical Practice Guideline on care of the patient with Conjunctivitis published by the American Optometric Association (AOA) in November 2002 (second edition). The guideline contains two main sections together with conclusions and references. The first section is a statement of the problem including a description and classification of conjunctivitis, epidemiology and clinical background. The second is about the care process including diagnosis (patient history, ocular examination, supplemental testing) and management (basis for treatment, patient education, prognosis and follow up). There are four appendices, optometric management of the patient with conjunctivits, procedures for obtaining cultures, smears and scrapings, frequency and composition of evaluation and management visits and the ICD-9-CM Classification of Conjunctivitis.|
Please note that this guideline was developed in the US and that practice in the UK may differ.