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Highly Contagious Eye Diseases
Hand washing: Pink eye is highly contagious and spreads rapidly within groups. The best way to slow this is simply hand washing. I you or someone you know has pink eye, you should wash your hands frequently to help prevent touching your eyes with infectious fingers. ...Read more
Pink eye: Far and away, the most common eye disease in kids is viral conjuctivitis, commonly known as "pink eye" because the eye is red and inflamed. Other common eye diseases might be myopia (near-sightedness) and other inflammatory diseases such as a stye or a chalazion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anyone know eye diseases that people aged around 20 can get? I don't want to go for routine exam unless needed
Many: Eyes can be affected by degenerations that are inherited, by infections of various types, by vascular disease including diabetes, and by changes unique to the eye like cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration. If you experience changes, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Sometimes: The focus of the eye is greatly affected by the lens - diseases such as cataract and presbyopia can dramatically affect the focus. Sometimes corneal scarring may induce astigmatism and keratoconous may cause irregular astigmatism requiring contact lenses to treat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dry eyes!: Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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