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Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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Eye Infections (Overview)

Eye infection is a medical condition characterized by symptoms such as redness, swelling, itchiness, and discharge. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infection, and often it is difficult to distinguish between the two. In general, bacterial infections are more likely to be in both eyes and be associated with pus like discharge and crusting of the eyes in the morning.


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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

Dr. LINDA VARGAS
267 doctors shared insights

Eye Infections (Overview)

Eye infection is a medical condition characterized by symptoms such as redness, swelling, itchiness, and discharge. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infection, and often it is difficult to distinguish between the two. In general, bacterial infections are more likely to be in both eyes and be associated with pus like discharge and crusting of the eyes in the morning.


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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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Treating Eye Infections (Tip)

Treating Eye Infections

Don't touch your eye then touch other objects. That is how pink eye spreads. ...See more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of eye socket infection?

Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of eye socket infection?

X-ray, CT scan: Eye socket infection is also called orbital cellulitis. It can be caused either by infection of the eyelids or sinus tracking back into the socket. It can be diagnosed on the basis of decreased movement of the eye, pain that is worse with movement, swelling of the lids and upper face, discharge and history of lid or sinus infection. X-ray and ct scan can pick it up quite well. This is an emergency. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Tip)

Treating Eye Infections

Eye drop medicine Clears away the yellow goo Pink eye will be gone. ...See more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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My doctor diagnosed me with an eye infection. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

My doctor diagnosed me with an eye infection. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Eye infection: There are lots and lots of causes of eye infections, including viruses and bacteria as well as fungi. Your eye doctor can tell you which it is. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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)

Inflammation of the eye may occur in the presence of an infection or ...Read more