Pediatric ocular inflammation

Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2008 Feb;28(1):169-88, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.iac.2007.12.003.


Pediatric conjunctivitis often has a benign etiology and a self-limited course. It is common in childhood and may be infectious or noninfectious in nature and acute or chronic in presentation. Infectious causes include bacterial and viral conjunctivitis. Noninfectious causes include congenital nasolacrimal obstruction, ocular allergies, congenital glaucoma, and uveitis. This article reviews the etiology, clinical features, and treatment for pediatric conjunctivitis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Conjunctivitis / diagnosis
  • Conjunctivitis / immunology
  • Conjunctivitis / therapy
  • Eye Diseases / diagnosis
  • Eye Diseases / immunology*
  • Eye Diseases / therapy
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / immunology*