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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
Vision is precious: If you truly have eye infection, please contact doc for eval and treatment asap. Some infections such as gonococcal conjunctivitis or herpes heratitis can cause vision loss in relatively short time and so treatment is needed. Since I don't know what you have, I advise seeking care asap, money can't buy vision, but it can preserve it or prevent visual loss. So, consult doc asap. Good luck. ...Read more
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Conjunctivitis: If you are talking about "pink eye", there is chance that the infection may get better without antibiotic eye drops. Since any eye infection is contagious, it is best to see your doctor to confirm what type of infection there is and to make sure that there are no other more severe infections happening. ...Read more
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
Dry eye, infection: Patients with dry eyes are more likely to get eye discharge and an eye infection. Use warm compresses and diluted tea tree oil (Cliradex wipes are best to start with to see how dilute to make them); use nonpreserved artifical tears 4-6x/day. If not better naturally in 2 days or if infeciton severe, call to get Rx for antibiotic:see"lid hygiene" or "multi-tiered approach" on eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more
Observation: With minimally symptomatic conjunctivitis, most cases resolve spontaneously without sequelae within a week so we recommend artificial tears for comfort and observation for worsening. Many eye infections are caused by viruses and simply need to run their course - like adenovirus. Some, like herpes need anti-virals. True bacterial conjunctivitis is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
See your doctor: If you are concerned that your baby has a yeast infection or an eye infection, you should see your doctor. They can more properly evaluate your baby and prescribe appropriate medications. Infections in this age can be serious, and so should be checked out by a professional. ...Read more
Speak to your doctor: Keflex is an older antibiotic but is extremely effective (and liekly moreso than cipro) against the bacteria that tend to be involved in eyelid infections. It is advisable to stick with the medication that your doctor prescribes, rather than trying to save money by using a medication that you have left over from a previous infection. ...Read more
Had an eye infection. Treated with tobradex. Now I have vision problems and doctor says it's a mild corneal haze. Will this resolve on its own?
I had a bacterial eye infection that was treated by tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone). Was this a contagious infection?
Possibly yes.: It is possible that it could have been contagious, but since it is resolved this should not be am issue unless it returns. ...Read more
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
Have ptosis surgery in a week now being treated for an eye infection eyes are watering will it be canceled if it does not clear up?
Swelling: I would try cool soaks four times a day and just give it time. If it remains after a couple of weeks, please have an ophthalmologist check it. ...Read more
Eye infection: First of all, you have to be certain what kind of eye infection you have and this involves a visit to your doctor. There is always a possibility of blindness as a result of untreated corneal infections. ...Read more
No: Eyes can get irritated by chlorine. Also no contact lens wear in hot tubs, otherwise increased infection risk. ...Read more
Chronic eye problem: See an eye professional. You may have a chronic condition requiring antibiotics or anti viral agents to treat. However, it could be a system condition such as ocular pemphigoid. ...Read more
Best to cover it: Cover it shut with an eye patch if you can. Wash your hands after you touch your eye and don't let kids touch your eye. ...Read more