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White of eye is pink. Scratched cornea or eye infection?

White of eye is pink. Scratched cornea or eye infection?

Many possibilities: Unfortunately, that's a very non-specific symptoms by itself. It can represent an infection, injury, inflammation, allergy, disease, or a long list of other causes. See your local ophthalmologist for a full examination to determine the cause and decide on treatment. ...Read more

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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Can tears from a conjunctivitis-infected eye infect my other eye?

Can tears from a conjunctivitis-infected eye infect my other eye?

Yes: There is no practical way to prevent the spread of conjunctivitis if you have it, to the other eye. Treat the second eye in the same way as your ophthalmologist has advised for the first. Usually it is shorter in duration in eye #2. ...Read more

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Can a stye cause redness in the corner of your eye and yellow discharge?

Can a stye cause redness in the corner of your eye and yellow discharge?

Yes,if it's draining: The plugged meibomian gland has like a buttery consistency when draining that could be light yellow if draining, which can cause inflammation all around it producing redness temporarily. Use the warm compresses to help it along and leave them on for at least 5-10 minutes with your eyes closed 4 times a day. Use lubricating drops of saline drops. See your eye doctor too! ...Read more

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Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Can happen: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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Can pussy eyes be symptoms of eye infection?

Can pussy eyes be symptoms of eye infection?

Yes: Bacterial eye infections are often characterized by discharge. See your eye doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does getting semen in your eye cause pink eye?

Does getting semen in your eye cause pink eye?

Semen contact: With your eyes can definitely cause eye irritation but not an infection. This will lead to eye redness. However, unlike an actual eye infection, this should resolve pretty quickly after you irrigate your eye with water. ...Read more

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Eyes tear constantly. Eyes get some sort of infection from the eyelids ?

Eyes tear constantly.  Eyes get some sort of infection from the eyelids ?

Please check it: With an ophtalmologist. Could be a local issue but could be a more severe condition of the eye considering your age. ...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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What causes a red discharge/'mucus from the eye?

Conjunctivitis: May be inflammation or infection. Try artificial tears and warm compresses 15 mon 3 times a day for the next few days. If not better or if you vision becomes affected please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have swelling of the eyelid, a clear discharge from eye and pain in the general area. Eye dr. Ruled out eye infection. Is this a sinus infection?

I have swelling of the eyelid, a clear discharge from eye and pain in the general area. Eye dr. Ruled out eye infection. Is this a sinus infection?

Infection or allergy: From your description you may be dealing with an allergy or infection of the eyelid. A sinus infection could easily have spread to the eye area. Don't play around go see your ophthalmologist ASAP ...Read more

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What is the pathogen that causes pink eye (conjunctivitis)?

What is the pathogen that causes pink eye (conjunctivitis)?

Pink eye: Pink eye is conjunctivitis. It can be caused by things like viruses (common cold), bacteria, allergies, foreign body in the eye & chemical exposures. ...Read more

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Does visine or clear eyes get rid of the redness from pink eye?

Perhaps, but beware!: Visine or clear eyes are otc eye drops sold for red or itchy eyes. These medications work primarily by vasoconstriction of the inflamed blood vessels of the outer layer of the eye--common to eye allergies or irritation. However, these are not useful for red eyes due to infection. It is best to consult with your eye doctor to select the best treatment for you. An eye antibiotic may prove better. ...Read more

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Could allergies cause film and discharge through the eyes?

Could allergies cause film and discharge through the eyes?

Definitely!: Allergic conjunctivitis creates stringy mucus discharge and eye redness. Splash cool water on your eyes when you come in from outdoors... That can remove pollen and other allergens from your lashes where they cause allergies. A prescription antihistamine drop can help also. ...Read more

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Does red eye congestion or reaction due to glaucoma eye drops prevent it from functioning and reducing the eye pressure ?

Does red eye congestion or reaction due to glaucoma eye drops prevent it from functioning and reducing the eye pressure ?

No: If it is slight redness it is common with some glaucoma medication such as travatan. It will not decrease efficacy of glaucoma rx. If it is swelling and persistent must talk to your eye md. ...Read more

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Best type of eye drop for sinusitis related itch, red eyes . worst in the morning. most noticible on the outer edges of eye, away from no nose?

Best type of eye drop for sinusitis related itch, red eyes . worst in the morning. most noticible on the outer edges of eye, away from no nose?

Ocular allergies: For people suffering from allergic related sinus & ocular issues, many available medications are available. For ocular surface itching, you can try zaditor™ Found over the counter twice daily. If eyelid margins feel itchy, moderately warm compresses followed by cleansing the eyelashes and lids with diluted baby shampoo twice daily may alleviate your symptoms. Prior to going to bed, try gel i drops ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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Eye Inflammation (Definition)

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