• Pink, red or irritated eyes? This is called “conjunctivitis” by the medical professionals. It is a common condition in adults and children.
• Conjunctivitis can be due to allergic or infectious causes. Infectious causes of conjunctivitis are caused by bacteria or viruses. Early during the infection it is hard for your doctor to distinguish between bacterial and viral conjunctivitis.
• It is possible for your doctor to identify the cause of your conjunctivitis as adenovirus by using a simple test in the office. The test uses a tiny amount of tear fluid and yields results in 10 minutes. The test is approved by the FDA. If you have adenoviral conjunctivitis, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial (BAYnovation) which is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of a treatment for this potentially serious infection.
• One type of adenoviral conjunctivitis (called Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis or EKC) can cause serious and lingering harmful effects on your vision.
• If you have signs and symptoms of viral conjunctivitis for 3 days or less you may be a candidate to participate in this clinical trial to develop the first approved treatment for this ocular infection. Participants must be at least 1 year of age or older and not currently using any medication for the conjunctivitis.
• To see if you may qualify for this clinical study, click here.
Please call (800) 315-8027 for additional information concerning participation in this clinical trial.
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