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Can An Eye Infection Cause Blurred Vision
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an inflammatory eye infection be with only pain, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light but no redness. I have a lazy eye and astigmatism. ?
Yes: Please see an ophthalmologist if you have these symptoms. It may be more serious than you think. ...Read more
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.
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?
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
If I am on medication for an eye infection caused by a bug bite will having intercourse interfere with the medication's effectiveness or my healing?
No relatioship: Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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