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How to diagnose a possible bacterial eye infection?

How to diagnose a possible bacterial eye infection?

Go see your doctor: I assume you're referring to a red/pink eye w/goopy discharge that's stuck together. Your family doc & optometrist can take care of that for you. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pink-eye/ds00258/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis for more info. However, an infection of the globe (eyeball) itself needs to be under care of ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What is the incubation period of a viral and bacterial eye infection?

What is the incubation period of a viral and bacterial eye infection?

1-3 days usually: This depends of course on the virus or bacteria but usually not longer than 7 days. Most common cause of conjunctivitis is viral. ...Read more

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I had a bacterial eye infection that was treated by tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Was this a contagious infection?

I had a bacterial eye infection that was treated by tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Was this a contagious infection?

Possibly yes.: It is possible that it could have been contagious, but since it is resolved this should not be am issue unless it returns. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bacterial eye infections?

What is the definition or description of: bacterial eye infections?

See below: The most eye infection caused by bacteria is a stye. Others are corneal ulcers, bacterial conjunctivitis and pre-septal cellulitis. ...Read more

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What would cause a bacterial eye infections? Retinal surgery?

What would cause a bacterial eye infections? Retinal surgery?

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 splattering soil in eye; using old contaminated eye makeup or eyedrops; sharing someone else's eyedrops; trauma; overwearing contact lenses including sleeping in them. In all cases you should see your eye md immediately. ...Read more

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How long can viruses or bacteria from eye infection live on surfaces - porous ( stuffed animals)& nonporous ( door knobs)?

How long can viruses or bacteria from eye infection live on surfaces - porous ( stuffed animals)& nonporous ( door knobs)?

Surface cleaning: Not sure of any specific studies which would provide your answer. Would suggest you use soap and water and/or alcohol based cleaning solutions to clean the surfaces of contaminated areas. ...Read more

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Its been 3 days that I have a serious eye infection caused by a bacteria. I cannot see(patch infront of my pupil) will i recover my vision? Go blind?

Its been 3 days that I have a serious eye infection caused by a bacteria. I cannot see(patch infront of my pupil) will i recover my vision? Go blind?

Sounds serious: Patching is not a standard way to treat eye bacterial infection. You should be using topical antibiotic frequently and it should be broad spectrum. Are you seeing an ophthalmologist? This should be evaluated as soon as possible to make a better diagnosis and get proper treatment.Don't delay. ...Read more

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Eye infection not cleared up after tx with tobramycin for 7days,3X/ day. Does this mean it's viral not bacterial. I have no allergies.

Eye infection not cleared up after tx with tobramycin for 7days,3X/ day. Does this mean it's viral not bacterial. I have no allergies.

Treatment failure: Symptoms of an illness that will respond to a particular antibiotic usually start to improve within 3-4 days if the appropriate antibiotic was prescribed, and they were taken as directed. Relapse or persistence of symptoms is generally regarded as a treatment failure or inaccuracy of the original diagnosis (i.e. viral not bacterial). ...Read more

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My 4 year old got erythromycin ointment for bacterial infection in eye. Looks all cleared up...How long do I need to apply it for? Dr was vague...

My 4 year old got erythromycin ointment for bacterial infection in eye.  Looks all cleared up...How long do I need to apply it for?  Dr was vague...

How long to treat: Most pinkeye clears up fairly quickly. The ointment can shorten the time and reduce transmission to others. I usually recommend treating for 2 days after the redness and drainage is gone. ...Read more

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MINOR Bacterial Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin & Keflex 2 1/2 days. Eye's all clear, no gunk. Still contagious? Want to use new makeup

MINOR Bacterial Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin & Keflex 2 1/2 days. Eye's all clear, no gunk. Still contagious? Want to use new makeup

OK if eye is clear.: It is a good idea to use all new make up products that are close to your eye, as they may have been the source of infection, or were contaminated when you developed an infection. For bacterial illness, 36-48 hours on Meds is a good guideline for reduction in contagion. ...Read more

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What to do about my eye infection?

What to do about my eye infection?

See a doc: Without having any details about your condition, i would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist. It may or may not be an infection. ...Read more

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Eye infection-how can I treat this?

Eye infection-how can I treat this?

See your Doctor: You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic conjunctivitis.The treatment depends on the cause bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with prescription antibiotic drops, viral is treated differently see your doctor or opthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is medicine is good for eye infection ??

Is medicine is good for eye infection ??

Yes when infection p: Yes there are ophthalmic antibiotics for eye infections. You should contact your primary for an examination and if necessary she will refer you to an ophthalmologist. Your eyes are extremely important so do not delay in contacting your Dr. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eye infection please help?

What to do if I have eye infection please help?

Ophthalmologist: I would go to your ophthalmologist to determine if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How is it that my eye infection of seven weeks isn't going away?

How is it that my eye infection of seven weeks isn't going away?

I am not sure: About why the eye infection isn't going away. What I am sure about is that this warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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My eye infection is not going away, so i'm asking for some suggestions.

My eye infection is not going away, so i'm asking for some suggestions.

Yes.: Any number of conditions can cause eye infections. You should see an ophthalmologist who can help with diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Does the eye infection have many causes?

Does the eye infection have many causes?

Yes: The eye may be infected by numerous agents ranging from bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, to prions. Most are acquired from external sources, but some may arise from internal sources of infections. ...Read more

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Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more