Conjunctivitis is a general condition that triggers inflammation and redness of the conjunctiva which comes with a burning sensation in the eye. Conjunctiva is a thin coating of tissue that protects the eye at the front. At first, the condition can affect just one eye, but after some hours conjunctivitis usually affects both eyes. Reasons for this may include: an allergy, physical or chemical irritants, viruses or bacteria.
The conjunctiva covers the eye where it comes in contact with the environment, as well as the inside part of the upper and lower eyelids. Irritation and redness in the conjunctiva occur when there is an allergic reaction, a disturbance to the formation or flow of tears, or infection by viruses or bacteria.
Inflammation of the conjunctiva causes an increase in blood flow and therefore reddening of the eye. The conjunctiva may also swell. Furthermore, the patient suffers from an increase in tear production, sensitivity to light, urge to scratch, a burning sensation, and the sensation of a foreign object in the eye, as well as severe pain.
Depending on the cause, conjunctivitis can be treated with antibiotics or cortisone droplets. If the tear film is impaired, it needs to be supported by a sufficient and high quality substitute in form of eye drops.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
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Enter your present medical symptoms.
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