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I've been diagnosed with glaucoma. Thirty years ago i had a problem with chronic eye infections. I was also treated for high intra-ocular eye pressure readings. Is it even a remote possibility that the eye infections affected the drainage systems of the
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
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
Most common=viral: Most common childhood eye infections are conjunctivitis, either viral, bacterial, or allergic. Other possibilities include: vaginal canal infection transmitted to baby during birth, bacterial infections from blocked tear ducts, eye herpes, fungal keratitis of the cornea, and parasitic infections of the eye. There are others that are far more rare. If the baby has non clear eye discharge, see PCP ...Read more
Contacts: When a contact lens is worn, the eye is not getting as much ocygen. This low oxygen state is a perfect incubator for certain bacteria, such as pseudomonas. The bacteria grow close to the eye and are much more likely to penetrate the eye and hence, cause infection. Do not sleep in your contact lenses, since this makes infection even more likely. ...Read more
Too many to list!: Inflammation is a basic product of any process. That can be from toxins, bacteria, virus, parasite, trauma, auto-immune.... Infection is a process where something like virus, bacteria, parasite and fungus directly cause inflammation (infection). You follow the subtlety of the two words? ...Read more
Usually a few days: Usually will start getting better very fast and in a few days will be much better. ...Read more
Give it time: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Complete removal: Many eye infections associated with makeup are from incomplete removal of mascara, eyeliner, etc. It helps to use a lid scrub or dilute baby shampoo to follow any standard makeup remover. Sterilizing eyeliner pencils and sharpeners with alcohol can also prvent recurrent infections, but the best answer is to purchase small containers of makeup and change to fresh every 90 days. ...Read more
Eye protection: First and foremost - wear good eye protection and keep things out of your eyes. ...Read more
Hundreds: Yes they can be contagious. There are 100's of causes. The most common is viral, then bacterial, the fungal. ...Read more
Most eye infections are on the surface causing redness, swelling, irritation, discharge and some degree of visual blur.
If the infection is internal, the pain can be very intense, the vision markedly diminished and substantial lowering of the vision. An ophthalmologist should be consulted if you have any of these issues. ...Read more
Uncommon: Contacts when worn according to directions rarely cause infection. The major mistake made is to not remove the lenses when the eye becomes red to any degree. When there is an infection with a contact, the eyes get very red and light sensitive and may also lose (temporarily) vision depending upon the location and degree of infection. See your ophthalmologist for treatment. ...Read more
Proper care: Take care of the lenses as instructed by your eye doctor. Don't wear them longer than what the lens is designed for. Store them properly . Don't share the lenses or storage case. Always wash your hands before you put in or take out your contacts. ...Read more
Eye infections: Eye infection = disease state of eye caused by a pathogen. ...Read more
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