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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Varies: Bacterial eye infections can be caused by a variety of bacterial infections. Typically these bacteria are gram + and are normal flora of the eye.
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Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
See below: The most eye infection caused by bacteria is a stye. Others are corneal ulcers, bacterial conjunctivitis and pre-septal cellulitis.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
53 years experience Ophthalmology
Many potential cause: There are many potential causes of bacterial eye infection. Among the most common are: direct contact with dirty hands; working in garden and splatte ... Read More
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Dr. Keshav Narain
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
Several things could: Depending on where the bacterial infection is, it can be caused by any type of eye surgery. Every eye surgery increases the risk of infection by brea ... Read More
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
None will work: If it is truely infected with bacteria otc meds will not work. If it is viral it will clear up without meds although some eye drops may have a comfort ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
24 years experience Pediatrics
Proper care: Take care of the lenses as instructed by your eye doctor. Don't wear them longer than what the lens is designed for. Store them properly . Don't share ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes they can, especially if the cornea is involved.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Szewczyk
20 years experience Family Medicine
Causes of pink eye: Bacterial infections, viral infections, allergies, and irritation or injury can all cause "pink eye" or conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis cause ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Antibiotics: Antibiotics should clear up an eye infection. Because of the risk of scratching the cornea and introducing organisms that would infect the cornea, th ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes, some and many.: Some eye infections are contagious, especially viral ones. There many types of infections.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: But your litter box may harbor other diseases. Best to keep the cat litter box away from your infant. Always wash your hands thoroughly after contact ... Read More

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