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Boric Acid Eye Infection
Classic treatment: Diluted boric acid is a classic treatment for eye infection. It is an effective eye wash and sometimes aids in the natural resistance to an eye infection. It is not an antibiotic and should not be used as a primary infection. Since most infections (pink eye) are viral, boric acid will not affect that as well. ...Read more
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
Gently: Boric acid is a time tested old remedy for eye condtions. It is made in a dilute solution and can be comfortable as an eyewash. It is not antiinfective so it will not shorten the disease. However it makes the eye feel better. Since most eye infections in adults are viral, except for herpes there is no specific treatment except time and your own immune system. ...Read more
Eye infection for 17 days, prescribed chloramphenicol and Fusidic acid eye drops, none have worked. Also tried using nothing, what else can help?
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
Vision is precious: If you truly have eye infection, please contact doc for eval and treatment asap. Some infections such as gonococcal conjunctivitis or herpes heratitis can cause vision loss in relatively short time and so treatment is needed. Since I don't know what you have, I advise seeking care asap, money can't buy vision, but it can preserve it or prevent visual loss. So, consult doc asap. Good luck. ...Read more
There are various associated problems that can help determine the cause of your condition.
For instance, do you have any of the following?
- red eyes
- eye injury
- contact lens use ...Read more
Pain in the eye:
A feeling that something is in the eye
increased sensitivity to light.
Yellow, green, bloody, or watery discharge from the eye.
Increasing redness of the eye or eyelids.
A gray or white sore on the colored part of the eye.
Fever with no other cause.
Blurred or decreased vision. ...Read more
All kinds: Bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoal, etc. Can affect different layers of the eye like conjunctiva, cornea, sclera, vitreous, etc. Can be iatrogenic, endogenous, external/penetrating, etc. ...Read more
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 similar to eye infections can also be caused by other problems in the body such as autoimmune diseases.
Warning signs include eye pain, redness where the eye is usually white, mucous discharge, and blurred vision. See your eye md if you're worried! ...Read more
Yes: Hot tubs require a lot of care. If they are not cleaned, and the water "shocked", bacteria and other organisms can grow. The conjunctiva is a mucous membrane, and can easily become infected. I caution all patients with recent eye surgery to avoid hot tubs. In addition contact lens wearers must remove their lenses prior to swimming or hot tub use. ...Read more