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Can I use peroxide for an eye infection

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Peroxide: No! do not put peroxide into your eyes!
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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: Definitely not-- will cause a corneal burn, plus corneal haze if induces an alkali burn: very painful, and if damages the limbal stem cells, then can ... Read More
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Dr. David Speck
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Absolutely not!: No! peroxide will cause severe and painful burning of the cornea, and will be only mildly annoying to the bacteria. Do not use it in your eye!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Red eye: Eyes are exposed constantly to the world - they must be open to see. Organisms can enter and in the susceptible an infection can set it. It requires ... Read More
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
All kinds: Bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoal, etc. Can affect different layers of the eye like conjunctiva, cornea, sclera, vitreous, etc. Can be iatrogenic, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Seek MD advice: Any number of etiologies can cause a red eye, which could be interpreted as an infection. You should see your ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Schoenberg
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Pain, redness, blur: There are many types of eye infections, and they don't all look the same. Eye infections can be caused by bacteria or by viruses, and changes quite s ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
You have symptoms: Redness, sensitivity to light, watering, swelling and so forth, tell you that an infection is present.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: If it is viral some will heal over time & some otc eye drops may be soothing as you heal. Some aggressive viral & all bacterial infections will requi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Lichtenstein
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Need More Info!: Coojaa, To answer your question, I need more information! For starts, what are your symptoms?
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
22 years experience Bariatrics
Exercise & eye infxn: As long as your vision isn't impaired to the point that it would increase your risk of injury while having an eye infection it should be safe to do so ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Time for consult: I'd visit an ophthalmologist & see if their advanced equipment & experience can help define the issue.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Needs examination : See a GP or ophthalmologist who will examine and confirm. Treatment plan thereafter. Best wishes

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