Before going into tabulated deference between infective & non-infective conjunctivitis, it is important that you should know the definition of conjunctivitis
It is inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye. Conjunctiva is a thin transparent area over the white of eye but with inflammation, it becomes pink.
The difference between infective and non-Infective Conjunctivitis has been tabulated below.
|Infective Conjunctivitis||Non-Infective Conjunctivitis|
|(1) It is due to any pathogen.||Most common cause is allergy.|
|(2) It is either bacterial or viral.||Allergy is due to tree or plants.
|(3) It mostly shows type IV Reaction.||It is type I reaction.|
|(4) It is not seasonal.||It is seasonal.|
|(5) Usual symptoms are redness, discharge, & burning.||Usual symptoms are redness, discharge & sneezing.|
|(6) Treatment is symptomatic.||Treatment is avoidance to allergen.|