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I believe I got an eye infection through make -up (false eyelashes) I've had a very red, scratchy, irritated and blurry vision in one eye for two days. I've traveling abroad and still traveling for another day before I can see a Dr. What should I do?

I believe I got an eye infection through make -up (false eyelashes) I've had a very red, scratchy, irritated and blurry  vision in one eye for two days. I've traveling abroad and still traveling for another day before I can see a Dr. What should I do?

Likely allergic: Although you could get an infection from shared cosmetics,lashes, I doubt this has happened. Your tissue likely had an allergic response to the material used to attach the lashes.A simple eye wash and or artificial tears can help you in the near term and avoid using the lashes. If allergic,it will improve slowly,if infected this should help until you are seen. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Blurred vision after eye infection will return to normal.?

Blurred vision after eye infection will return to normal.?

Eye infection and VA: Depending on where the infection was, vision often returns to normal (ie, vast majority of viral and bacterial conjunctivitis, cornea ulcers, retina infections). However, if infection affect central cornea, macula, or is severe (endophthalmitis) vision may take much longer to return or not return to 20/20. Eye MD can help determine prognosis. ...Read more

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How long will I have blurry vision after pink eye is gone? I never had blurry vision until after the pink eye infection was gone.

How long will I have blurry vision after pink eye is gone? I never had blurry vision until after the pink eye infection was gone.

Varies: Blurry vision after pink eye can persist for weeks after the episode resolves depending on corneal involvement. See an eye doctor if the blurry vision does not improve. ...Read more

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Had an eye infection. Treated with tobradex. Now I have vision problems and doctor says it's a mild corneal haze. Will this resolve on its own?

Had an eye infection. Treated with tobradex. Now I have vision problems and doctor says it's a mild corneal haze. Will this resolve on its own?

Corneal: "Haze" is edema (swelling) of the cornea and is usually self limited HOWEVER YOU NEED to continue to have follow-up with a Board Certified Opthamologist until it resolves! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Could an eye infection cause dementia in the elderly?

Could an eye infection cause dementia in the elderly?

Unlikely: Eye infections are typically self contained and the majority will resolve on their own within 2 weeks. They will not cause dementia: however, dementia can predispose to eye infections secondary to poor blinking which fails to clear the tear film. ...Read more

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Can just having an eye infection cause dementia symptoms in an elderly person?

Can just having an eye infection cause dementia symptoms in an elderly person?

Rarely: A very serious eye infection called endophthalmitis can cause severe pain and suffering in all patients; especially the elderly and especially if they only have 1 eye to see with. Any loss of the senses can cause decompensation in the elderly or suspectible patients. A regular mild eye infection would not cause dementia. Dementia is not an effect from an eye infection in general. Good luck... ...Read more

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Does an eye infection cause headache?

Does an eye infection cause headache?

Could: Pain around eyes can lead to a headache because of referred pain. Hard to localize where pain is coming from around the eye, can be from ear, tooth, sinus, head, etc. ...Read more

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Could an eye infection cause headache?

Could an eye infection cause headache?

Related: Most eye infections are due to viral illnesses called uri. These are colds. Calls can exacerbate sinusitis and sinusitis is a common cause of headaches. So it follows, that what appears to be in i infection causing a headache is all part of the same called or uri. ...Read more

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Can an eye infection cause post nasal drip? Will antibiotic eye drops help the drip?

Possible: It is possible as the secretions from eye drain into the nose through a duct called nano lacrimal duct. Always check with your doctor for any specific issues. ...Read more

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Does an eye infection also cause headaches?

Does an eye infection also cause headaches?

Related: Most eye infections are due to viral illnesses called uri. These are colds. Calls can exacerbate sinusitis and sinusitis is a common cause of headaches. So it follows, that what appears to be in i infection causing a headache is all part of the same called or uri. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an eye infection to cause dementia in the elderly?

Is it possible for an eye infection to cause dementia in the elderly?

No, but...: An eye infection won't cause dementia, but if the infection causes a decrease in vision this may exacerbate the dementia since the patient isn't able to see as well. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?

How to tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?

When it's caused...: ...By a sinus infection and there's redness and swelling around the eye, that's called periorbital or preseptal cellulitis. When there is no or minimal swelling, but there is redness and pain and maybe discharge, that's pinkeye. Note that you can have both at once, that periorbital cellulitis can happen without a sinus infection, and sometimes it can be hard to distinguish which came first. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?

How can you tell the difference between an eye infection caused by a sinus infection or pink eye?

It's not easy: You can't always know where the infection started. Also, some infections appear very similar to each other. More importantly, viral infections - like pink eye - do not need to be treated, while others - like bacterial eyelid infections - need medication. Knowing the origin does not necessarily help, so it is best to see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to naturally cure an eye infection?

Nothing special: Many viral eye infections will run their course without any special care.Artificial tears or other simple eye drops may help soothe them as the process runs its course. A gradually worsening process will likely need prescription medications. ...Read more

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What can I do to help someone with an eye infection?

What can I do to help someone with an eye infection?

Doctor: Recommend they see an eye doctor, drive them there, help them pay, make furr they follow the doctors instructions. Possibly put drops in for them, and use good hygiene. Both you and them wash hands frequently. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


Dr. Kurt Andreason
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Irritated Eyes (Definition)

Dry, irritated eyes is a symptom in which one or both of a person's eyes have a sensation of being too dry. Causes include ...Read more