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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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How can you treat a red eye infection with boric acid?

How can you treat a red eye infection with boric acid?

Gently: Boric acid is a time tested old remedy for eye condtions. It is made in a dilute solution and can be comfortable as an eyewash. It is not antiinfective so it will not shorten the disease. However it makes the eye feel better. Since most eye infections in adults are viral, except for herpes there is no specific treatment except time and your own immune system. ...Read more

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How come eye infection caused my eye to go smaller and how can I get it back to normal cos its been small for over a week and my eye is still abit red?

How come eye infection caused my eye to go smaller and how can I get it back to normal cos its been small for over a week and my eye is still abit red?

It's not: It's not really smaller. It's just that your eyelid is closed more because of the irritation causing it to look smaller. As the infection clears, it should return to normal. See your eye doctor if it isn't getting better. ...Read more

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I slept in my contacts and now i'm seeing a red ring around my iris, what should I do about this? Is it an early sign of an eye infection?

I slept in my contacts and now i'm seeing a red ring around my iris, what should I do about this? Is it an early sign of an eye infection?

Probably not: No. It is most likely due to the lens tightening during the night, compressing the tissue and blood vessels around the eye. There is probably some edema of your cornea, which you would notice as your vision will not be clear. Leave your lenses out for a day or two and then start wearing them part of the day and build up to all day. Don't sleep in them again! ...Read more

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I had viral eye infection since ladt 09 days. I am using antoboitic drops and oral as well. No improvement. Eyes r bloody red & swlen. Any permt risk?

I had viral eye infection since ladt 09 days. I am using antoboitic drops and oral as well. No improvement. Eyes r bloody red & swlen. Any permt risk?

Viral infection: Antibiotics are not effective in viral infections.The infections are also very contagious.Your ophthalmologist after determining the extent and exact diagnosis can give you some medication to relieve the local symptoms,while your body rids the virus. ...Read more

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I'm taking drops for my eye infection. It's an antibiotic. My eye is kind of red - is that one of the side effects?

I'm taking drops for my eye infection. It's an antibiotic. My eye is kind of red - is that one of the side effects?

The other way around: The eye gets red from infection and the drops are used to fight the ingection - the success will be noted by lessening of the redness. If the redness persists or is worsening, then either the drops are not effective and you need a new one, or you may have an unlikely allergy. Check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What kind of eye infection do I have? The eye is really red and very watery. I see something that looks like mucus.

What kind of eye infection do I have? The eye is really red and very watery.   I see something that looks like mucus.

You : You should see a medical doctor to have this examined, especially if it persists. There are many different diseases that cause red, watery eyes. Often this is infectious and it can be quite contagious, so be very careful about not rubbing your eyes, nose or mouth. It may be best to stay away from other people and out of work until this resolves, but let your medical doctor advise you after they've examined your eyes. If you wear contact lenses do not put them back into your eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Red Eye (Single) (Definition)

Red eye is a symptom in which a one or both of a person's eyes are redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, drug side effects, etc. ...Read more