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Can conjunctivitis be prevented?

You may be able to reduce your chance of bacterial or viral conjunctivitis by practising good hygiene. This may include washing your hands before touching anywhere near your eyes, using clean hands to handle contact lenses, cleaning towels regularly and not sharing eye cosmetics, such as mascara. Allergic conjunctivitis may also be prevented by avoiding substances that give you an allergic reaction.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 13 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Eye injuries


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