The Impact of Viral Conjunctivitis (Eye Flu) on Public Health: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention


  • Mohd Niyaz Alam
  • Tilotma Sahu


Viral conjunctivitis, Eye infection, Inflammation of the eye Contagious eye condition, Eye redness.


Conjunctivitis, often colloquially referred to as "Red eye," is a common eye condition characterized by inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin membrane covering the white part of the eye and inner eyelids. This inflammation can result from various causes, including viral, bacterial, allergic, or irritant triggers. Of particular interest is viral conjunctivitis, which is sometimes informally termed "eye flu" due to its association with viral infections resembling symptoms of the flu. Common symptoms of viral conjunctivitis include redness, watery discharge, itching, eyelid swelling, and light sensitivity. Effective management of viral conjunctivitis primarily involves symptom relief and the prevention of transmission. Hygiene measures, such as frequent handwashing and avoiding eye touching, are crucial in limiting the spread of the virus. Lubricating eye drops can alleviate dryness and discomfort, while cold compresses can reduce swelling and irritation. Additionally, individuals with viral conjunctivitis should avoid close contact with others and abstain from sharing personal items to prevent contagion.The research emphasizes various legal frameworks, focusing on the regulation of emerging technology usage, the protection of users and innovators, and the support of innovation by harnessing the potential of emerging technologies. It also highlights the efforts of national agencies and their sub-agencies in ensuring the implementation of these legal frameworks and the execution of various programs aimed at advancing the innovation of emerging technologies. These initiatives serve to support developers and industries while upholding the security and safety of users. Overall, this underlines the nation's unwavering commitment to Antiviral eye drops may be prescribed in severe or persistent cases. Typically, viral conjunctivitis resolves spontaneously within one to two weeks. For proper diagnosis and guidance on treatment, it is advisable to seek consultation with a healthcare professional, particularly in cases of severe or recurrent conjunctivitis accompanied by concerning symptoms.


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Alam, M. N., & Sahu, T. (2023). The Impact of Viral Conjunctivitis (Eye Flu) on Public Health: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention. International Journal of Progressive Research in Science and Engineering, 4(11), 50–67. Retrieved from




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