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What are eye infection symptoms?

What are eye infection symptoms?

Pink eye: Conjunctivitis, also known as "pink eye", causes drainage, pain, irritation, and redness of the involved eye. There are several types. Some are contagious and some are not. To be safe you should see your doc to see if you can get treatment to reduce your chances of passing the infection to others. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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What is the cause of eye infection?

What is the cause of eye infection?

Conjunctivitis: conjunctivitis can be due to bacterial, viral infection or allergic reaction. It's usually treated with topical eye drops. However, if there severe pain, light sensitivity, headache, decreased vision, then ophthalmology evaluation required immediately to rule out deeper infection such as iritis, keratitis, uveitis, scleritis ...Read more

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Is eye infection communicable or noncommunicable?

Is eye infection communicable or noncommunicable?

Contagious eye: An "infection" is almost always contagious, infectious or communicable. If you are referring to "pink eye" or conjunctivitis, yes, it is communicable. Other infections inside the eye may not be communicable. ...Read more

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How to treat eye infection?

How to treat eye infection?

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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How should I prevent eye infection?

How should I prevent eye infection?

Presuming you are: Thinking of conjunctivitis, "pink eye". Wash hands frequently if around people, stay away from those with infections. Overall just good general hygeine. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an eye infection?

What sort of disorder is an eye infection?

All kinds: Bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoal, etc. Can affect different layers of the eye like conjunctiva, cornea, sclera, vitreous, etc. Can be iatrogenic, endogenous, external/penetrating, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible that have an eye infection?

Is it possible that have an eye infection?

Seek MD advice: Any number of etiologies can cause a red eye, which could be interpreted as an infection. You should see your ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an eye infection?

What are the symptoms of an eye infection?

Pain, redness, blur: There are many types of eye infections, and they don't all look the same. Eye infections can be caused by bacteria or by viruses, and changes quite similar to eye infections can also be caused by other problems in the body such as autoimmune diseases.

Warning signs include eye pain, redness where the eye is usually white, mucous discharge, and blurred vision. See your eye md if you're worried! ...Read more

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How to determine if I have an eye infection?

How to determine if I have an eye infection?

You have symptoms: Redness, sensitivity to light, watering, swelling and so forth, tell you that an infection is present. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an eye infection?

What should I do if I have an eye infection?

Depends on situation: If it is viral some will heal over time & some otc eye drops may be soothing as you heal. Some aggressive viral & all bacterial infections will require prescription meds so a call to your pcp is indicated for guidance. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I have an eye infection?

How to figure out if I have an eye infection?

Need More Info!: Coojaa, To answer your question, I need more information! For starts, what are your symptoms? ...Read more

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Is it okay to exercise while having an eye infection?

Is it okay to exercise while having an eye infection?

Exercise & eye infxn: As long as your vision isn't impaired to the point that it would increase your risk of injury while having an eye infection it should be safe to do so. If it is somewhat impaired you may be able to exercise by riding a stationary exercise bike or doing other exercises that don't require perfect balance and vision. ...Read more

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What happens if an inflammatory eye infection worsens?

What happens if an inflammatory eye infection worsens?

Get an eye exam: If your suffering from an inflammatory eye condition it should be managed under strict guidance of an eye md.
Many conditions cause inflammation but if left untreated they will lead to permanent blindless due to retinal or optic nerve damage (glaucoma). ...Read more

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I've had an eye infection for weeks. What should I do?

Time for consult: I'd visit an ophthalmologist & see if their advanced equipment & experience can help define the issue. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having an inflammatory eye infection?

What are the consequences of having an inflammatory eye infection?

Nothing or: Inflammatory eye disease can be self limiting or a manifestation of other organ or systemic disease. This can be associated with reiter's syndrome, lupus, sle, etc this can be associated with sarcoid, pulmonary disease, etc. This may need to be evaluated by more than an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the causes of eye infection? What is the things as booster it?

What is the causes of eye infection? What is the things as booster it?

Conjunctivitis: Bacterial conjunctivitis usually has green or yellow discharge. Viral conjunctivitis usually has clear discharge.
It is bolstered by reinfection. Make sure to wash your hands, pillow cases, limit contact with others. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm not 100% sure but I think I may have an eye infection?

What do you advise if I'm not 100% sure but I think I may have an eye infection?

Telemedicine: If you can't or don't wish to be seen in clinic about it as next step, then this may be a perfect case for a telemedicine face-to-face consultation. ...Read more

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How to treat an eye infection on my own?

How to treat an eye infection on my own?

Many viral: Many cases of a mildly irritated, red eye are caused by viruses and warm compresses, artificial tears and time will heal. If you wear contacts or pain is increasing, drainage increasing or other symptoms you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke if you have an eye infection?

Is it okay to smoke if you have an eye infection?

No!: Even if you do smoke and have been smoking for years and trying to quit, it is much better for your immune system if you refrain from smoking during an eye infection. Studies have shown that even the equivalent of 1-2 cigarettes a day reduces the immune response to infection and makes it harder to clear the infection. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an eye infection?

Depends: Most actual eye infections are viral and while frequently very unpleasant are almost always self limited - keep it clean but antibiotics do not work. In adults, if the infection is bacterial then antibiotics can get rid of it. Less easy are infections caused by fungus and amoebas. These have to be seen by a corneal specialist as they can be very visually threatening. ...Read more

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Is yellow eyes a sign of eye infection?

Is yellow eyes a sign of eye infection?

Liver disease: Yellow eyes or jaundice can be a sign of liver disease. See your family doc right away. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly with an eye infection?

Is it safe to fly with an eye infection?

Yes, but!: Flying will not affect an eye infection. However, if you have bacterial pink eye, you are very contagious. If the infection is bacterial, it should be treated soon, as it can become troublesome. Please seek professional evaluation. ...Read more

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Could my eye infection cause mild ptosis?

Could my eye infection cause mild ptosis?

Possible: Your eyelid maybe irritated and swollen from the ye infection, pink eye. Also, a stye may cause ptosis. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for an eye infection?

What is best treatment for an eye infection?

Hygiene, antibiotics: Depends upon the type of organism. If bacterial there are effective antibiotics. If viral hygiene is most important. If herpes, there is a good antiviral. Your ophthalmologist can evaluate your eye and sort this out. ...Read more

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I just had an eye infection, can I get lasik?

I just had an eye infection, can I get lasik?

Lasik: The infection needs to be treated and completely gone prior to lasik surgery. ...Read more

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How do physicians treat a minor eye infection?

How do physicians treat a minor eye infection?

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

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What are the natural remedies for eye infection?

What are the natural remedies for eye infection?

Prevention: Your eyes are remarkable at protecting themselves. The tears contain an antibody (IgA), lactoferrin & lysozyme, just to name a few, that help to fight the daily exposures that may cause infections. Its best to use common sense to protect the eyes & prevent accidental introduction of infective substances. Protective eyewear, try not to rub eyes, & don't instill anything that doesn't belong. ...Read more

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How to diagnose a possible bacterial eye infection?

How to diagnose a possible bacterial eye infection?

Go see your doctor: I assume you're referring to a red/pink eye w/goopy discharge that's stuck together. Your family doc & optometrist can take care of that for you. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/pink-eye/ds00258/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis for more info. However, an infection of the globe (eyeball) itself needs to be under care of ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Gonorrhea (Definition)

A sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if ...Read more