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I had cataract surgery 8 weeks ago without complications, but now I have a yellow discharge in my eye.

I had cataract surgery 8 weeks ago without complications, but now I have a yellow discharge in my eye.

Let eyeMD know: Discharge after Cataract Surgery (CS) is common: due to normal bacteria on eyelid margin, meibomian glands changes, blepharitis or rosacea, sx can last couple days-wks. Use lid hygiene routine, diluted tea tree oil, artificial tears for relief; call eyeMD for rx for antibiotic if no improvement or worsening symptoms or vision; more info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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What causes eye discharge?

What causes eye discharge?

Multiple causes: It can be 2/2 viral or bacterial infection, inflammation, allergy, plugged tear duct, foreign body in the eye, and very dry eyes. The bacterial infection tend to have very thick yellow- green or green discharge. ...Read more

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Is it normal for eye discharge to stink?

Is it normal for eye discharge to stink?

No: Eye discharge should not smell bad. It may represent a bacterial infection and you should call your doctor for advice ...Read more

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What should I do when I have eye discharge?

What should I do when I have eye discharge?

Don't worry: Eye discharge can be due to many etiologies. The most serious kind are due to bacterial conjunctivitis. Typical discharge can be treated with hot compress twice a day, baby shampoo and ointment therapy. As always i'd suggest getting it checked out. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about bloody eye discharge?

Should i be worried about bloody eye discharge?

See your doctor: Bloody discharge from the eye is unusual. It needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of discolored eye discharge?

What can be the cause of discolored eye discharge?

Usually : One of 3 causes; bacterial or viral infection or allergies. Sometimes difficult to distinguish between the 3 causes, but viral conjunctivitis is usually occompainied by cold-like symptoms and allergic may be occompainied by other allergic symptoms like runny nose and sneezing. Bacterial usually has heavy drainage causing eye to be matted shut. If you have a painful red eye, see your doc urgently. ...Read more

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Why did i get blue eye discharge? Is this worrying?

Blue discharge?: This would definitely be strange and is worth having your eye doctor look at and examine your eyes. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A cataract is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more