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Doctor insights on: Common Eye Infections In Adults

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How common are eye infections from contacts?

How common are eye infections from contacts?

Uncommon: Contacts when worn according to directions rarely cause infection. The major mistake made is to not remove the lenses when the eye becomes red to any degree. When there is an infection with a contact, the eyes get very red and light sensitive and may also lose (temporarily) vision depending upon the location and degree of infection. See your ophthalmologist for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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 are the common eye infections from contacts?

What are the common eye infections from contacts?

Infection with CTL: Infections associated with contact lenses are uncommon if proper hygiene is utilized. Bacterial infections are by far the most common though. Pseudomonas, staphylococcal species are the most common. ...Read more

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Are eye infections common when wearing contact lenses? How can this be prevented?

Are eye infections common when wearing contact lenses? How can this be prevented?

Yes: Yes, especially if you sleep in your contacts. Always remove your contacts before going to sleep. Clean them everyday. ...Read more

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How can I treat eye infections?

DON"T: You need to see an ophthalmologist. Some eye infections can cause irreversible blindness if left untreated or even be an indication of more serious problems not only in the eyes but in the body. ...Read more

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How long do eye infections last?

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How long do eye infections last?

Depends: It depends on the nature of the infection. A mild viral conjunctivitis will be self-limited and resolve in about a week; a serious bacterial infection may never go away by itself, causing irreparable damage. If you are concerned, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What do eye infections look like?

What do eye infections look like?

Depends: Most eye infections are on the surface causing redness, swelling, irritation, discharge and some degree of visual blur. If the infection is internal, the pain can be very intense, the vision markedly diminished and substantial lowering of the vision. An ophthalmologist should be consulted if you have any of these issues. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of eye infections?

What are symptoms of eye infections?

Redness: Infections cause inflammation. When the eye is inflammed you can expect redness and tearing. Depending on the type on infection you can also experience pain, discharge, decreased vision and sensitivity to light. You should see an eye doctor if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Might dogs spread eye infections to humans?

Unlikely: Most organisms are species specific and so a dog with an infected eye will not have a species that will transfer to humans. There are a few cross overs like rabies that can affect any mammal. ...Read more

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How many kinds of eye infections are out there?

How many kinds of eye infections are  out there?

3: In frequency of of occurrence, viral, bacteria, and fungal. Parasitic infections can also occur rarely. ...Read more

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What OTC medications are good for eye infections?

What OTC medications are  good for eye infections?

None will work: If it is truely infected with bacteria otc meds will not work. If it is viral it will clear up without meds although some eye drops may have a comfort effect. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid eye infections from contacts?

What can I do to avoid eye infections from contacts?

Proper care: Take care of the lenses as instructed by your eye doctor. Don't wear them longer than what the lens is designed for. Store them properly . Don't share the lenses or storage case. Always wash your hands before you put in or take out your contacts. ...Read more

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Can eye infections clear themselves up without meds?

Yep!: Pink eye, in fact, always does, as its caused by the cold virus. Infections of the lids, though, require antibiotics/steroids. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Eye infections?

What is the definition or description of: Eye infections?

Eye infections: Eye infection = disease state of eye caused by a pathogen. ...Read more

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How contagious are eye infections?

Extremely: If caused by virus then they are extremely contaigious. Bacterial conjunctivitis is less contaigious if you are on antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What types of inflammatory eye infections are there?

What types of inflammatory eye infections are there?

Too many to list!: Inflammation is a basic product of any process. That can be from toxins, bacteria, virus, parasite, trauma, auto-immune.... Infection is a process where something like virus, bacteria, parasite and fungus directly cause inflammation (infection). You follow the subtlety of the two words? ...Read more

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Does boric acid treat eye infections?

Does boric acid treat eye infections?

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

Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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Eye Inflammation (Definition)

irritation affecting the eyes. Blepharitis = eyelid inflammation. Uveitis = inflammation of uvea. Iritis = ...Read more


Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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Eye Infections (Definition)

Eye infection = disease state of eye ...Read more