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common eye infections in adults

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Uncommon: Contacts when worn according to directions rarely cause infection. The major mistake made is to not remove the lenses when the eye becomes red to any ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Infection with CTL: Infections associated with contact lenses are uncommon if proper hygiene is utilized. Bacterial infections are by far the most common though. Pseudo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This is why it is imperative to wash hands well before handling contacts.
Dr. Dean Bonsall
27 years experience Pediatric Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes, especially if you sleep in your contacts. Always remove your contacts before going to sleep. Clean them everyday.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
DON"T: You need to see an ophthalmologist. Some eye infections can cause irreversible blindness if left untreated or even be an indication of more serious pr ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on the nature of the infection. A mild viral conjunctivitis will be self-limited and resolve in about a week; a serious bacterial infection ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Most eye infections are on the surface causing redness, swelling, irritation, discharge and some degree of visual blur. If the infection is internal ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Redness: Infections cause inflammation. When the eye is inflammed you can expect redness and tearing. Depending on the type on infection you can also experienc ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
Not sure: But frequent hand washing is key to lessen incidence of eye infection.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Unlikely: Most organisms are species specific and so a dog with an infected eye will not have a species that will transfer to humans. There are a few cross ove ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Rauen
15 years experience Ophthalmology
3: In frequency of of occurrence, viral, bacteria, and fungal. Parasitic infections can also occur rarely.
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