The Treatment of Conjunctivitis

The long-term treatment of ocular psoriasis and conjunctivitis should include increasing your water intake to supplement the moisture to the eye area, omega 3 supplements and ocular application of Psoriasis-Ltd. Psoriasis-Ltd is a blend of soothing, beneficial ingredients specially formulated to work synergistically to improve the appearance of ocular psoriasis and psoriasis related conditions. These minerals are specially formulated to address the symptoms of psoriasis and skin related conditions. They enhance the body's ability to restore the balance to the ocular area so needed to begin the healing process.

To apply Psoriasis-Ltd III, wash the eye area and leave the skin damp. The eye that Psoriasis-Ltd III is to be applied to first is closed for an eyelid application of 1/2 second with Psoriasis-Ltd III. The Psoriasis-Ltd III disk is 'gently glided' across the closed wet eyelid to dissolve a small amount of Psoriasis-Ltd III onto the eyelid. Psoriasis-Ltd III "penetrates and migrates" so only a 1/2 second application or a 'quick' is needed as the wet skin causes the proper amount to dissolve off on to the eyelid.

Treatment of ocular psoriasis and conjunctivitis requires a highly motivated patient. A dermatologist treats the direct impact of psoriasis on the skin but is not trained in the treatment of psoriasis involving the eyes. An ophthalmologist specializes in the treatment of eye conditions does not always link this to a co-coordinating treatment for psoriasis manifestations of the skin. Many ophthalmologists feel that treating conjunctivitis with antibiotics produce the same results in the same amount of time as not treating the ocular symptoms at all. For this reason there is a growing trend not to treat conjunctivitis with medication but to simply let it run its course.

What is Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis, also known as pinkeye, is an inflammation of the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. This clear ocular membrane is called the conjunctiva. Conjunctivitis causes the eyes to become extremely red, drainage in the corners of the eyes and may spread rapidly. While conjunctivitis can present an alarming appearance, it's a fairly common ocular psoriatic condition and usually causes no long-term eye or vision damage.

The Cause of Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is caused by many of the bacteria and viruses responsible for colds and other infections, - including ear infections, sinus infections, and sore throats - and by the same types of bacteria that cause the sexually transmitted diseases Chlamydia and gonorrhea. Conjunctivitis may also be caused by an allergy. Some triggers of allergic conjunctivitis include grass, ragweed pollen, animal dander, and dust mites. Sometimes a substance in the environment such as chlorine, perfume and soaps or air pollutants such as smoke and fumes can irritate the eyes and cause conjunctivitis.

The Connection Between Conjunctivitis and Psoriasis

Recent research indicates that among psoriasis sufferers who develop psoriatic arthritis, ocular inflammation occurs in approximately 30 % of the cases. Of those who do develop an ocular component along with their psoriatic arthritis Conjunctivitis is the most common. Both conditions are believed to be a disorder of the immune system.