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Dr. David Speck Dr. Speck
Ophthalmology
38 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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Can I use peroxide for an eye infection?

Can I use peroxide for an eye infection?

Absolutely not!: No! Peroxide will cause severe and painful burning of the cornea, and will be only mildly annoying to the bacteria. Do not use it in your eye!

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Dr. Robert Chang Dr. Chang
Ophthalmology
years in practice
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What sort of disorder is an eye infection?

What sort of disorder is an eye infection?

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.

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Dr. George Yang Dr. Yang
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Is it possible that have an eye infection?

Is it possible that have an eye infection?

Seek MD advice: Any number of etiologies can cause a red eye, which could be interpreted as an infection. You should see your ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Evan Schoenberg Dr. Schoenberg
Ophthalmology
years in practice
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What are the symptoms of an eye infection?

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!

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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How to determine if I have an eye infection?

How to determine if I have an eye infection?

You have symptoms: Redness, sensitivity to light, watering, swelling and so forth, tell you that an infection is present.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What should I do if I have an eye infection?

What should I do if I have an eye infection?

Depends on situation: If it is viral some will heal over time & some otc eye drops may be soothing as you heal. Some aggressive viral & all bacterial infections will require prescription meds so a call to your pcp is indicated for guidance.

Dr. Steven Lichtenstein Dr. Lichtenstein
Ophthalmology
34 years in practice
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How to figure out if I have an eye infection?

How to figure out if I have an eye infection?

Need More Info!: Coojaa, To answer your question, I need more information! For starts, what are your symptoms?

Dr. Scott Mitchell Dr. Mitchell
Bariatrics
19 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Is it okay to exercise while having an eye infection?

Is it okay to exercise while having an eye infection?

Exercise & eye infxn: As long as your vision isn't impaired to the point that it would increase your risk of injury while having an eye infection it should be safe to do so. If it is somewhat impaired you may be able to exercise by riding a stationary exercise bike or doing other exercises that don't require perfect balance and vision.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I've had an eye infection for weeks. What should I do?

I've had an eye infection for weeks. What should I do?

Time for consult: I'd visit an ophthalmologist & see if their advanced equipment & experience can help define the issue.

Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin Dr. Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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What do you advise if I'm not 100% sure but I think I may have an eye infection?

What do you advise if I'm not 100% sure but I think I may have an eye infection?

Telemedicine: If you can't or don't wish to be seen in clinic about it as next step, then this may be a perfect case for a telemedicine face-to-face consultation.

Dr. Steven Hill Dr. Hill
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How to treat an eye infection on my own?

How to treat an eye infection on my own?

Many viral: Many cases of a mildly irritated, red eye are caused by viruses and warm compresses, artificial tears and time will heal. If you wear contacts or pain is increasing, drainage increasing or other symptoms you need to see your doctor.

Dr. Beth Friedland Dr. Friedland
Ophthalmology
38 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Is it okay to smoke if you have an eye infection?

Is it okay to smoke if you have an eye infection?

No!: Even if you do smoke and have been smoking for years and trying to quit, it is much better for your immune system if you refrain from smoking during an eye infection. Studies have shown that even the equivalent of 1-2 cigarettes a day reduces the immune response to infection and makes it harder to clear the infection.

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Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
Ophthalmology
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What is an eye infection?

What is an eye infection?

Infection: An infection of the conjunctiva--conjunctivitis can be viral or bacterial. Other parts of the eye, or all the parts can become infected. Cornea- Keratitis; Retina-keratitis; vitreous-vitritis

Dr. Maziar Lalezary Dr. Lalezary
Ophthalmology
10 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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I think I have an eye infection?

Associated symptoms?: 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 - tearing - discharge - pain - eye injury - contact lens use

Dr. David Kira Dr. Kira
Ophthalmology
17 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Can I swim after an eye infection?

Can I swim after an eye infection?

Yes: Once you have recovered completely give yourself a few weeks and with the clearance of your ophthalmologist, you may resume your normal activities. You may feel more comfortable wearing goggles while swimming.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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What are signs of an eye infection?

What are signs of an eye infection?

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.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can an eye infection resolve on its own?

Can an eye infection resolve on its own?

Maybe, maybe not: Some of what people label as pinkeye is irritant (dust) reaction, wind born allergies, or viruses that will self heal. Some of these may also become bacterial infections over time. At that point, antibiotic drop will be needed.

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Dr. Moonyoung Chung Dr. Chung
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What are some symptoms of an eye infection?

Infection: Blurred vision, eye pain, redness, light sensitivity, thick discharge, crusting, swollen lymph node.

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Dr. William Crane jr Dr. Crane jr
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
University Rene Descartes (Paris V) U.F.R. of Medicine Cochin-Port Royal
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Can you get an eye infection from hot tubs?

Can you get an eye infection from hot tubs?

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.

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