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Dr. Robert Janigian
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Infection Of The Back Of The Eye (Definition)

"infection in the back of the eye" probably refers to a bacterial infection internally within the eye, as opposed to an external infection such as "pink eye". This is also known as enophthalmitis. It can happen after penetrating eye trauma, after eye surgery, or even spread from infection within the body through the blood. Treatment is with internally injected antibiotics and sometimes surgery.


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What is the definition or description of: infection of the back of the eye?

What is the definition or description of: infection of the back of the eye?

Infection in eye: "infection in the back of the eye" probably refers to a bacterial infection internally within the eye, as opposed to an external infection such as "pink eye". This is also known as enophthalmitis. It can happen after penetrating eye trauma, after eye surgery, or even spread from infection within the body through the blood. Treatment is with internally injected antibiotics and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Janigian
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Infection Of The Back Of The Eye (Definition)

"infection in the back of the eye" probably refers to a bacterial infection internally within the eye, as opposed to an external infection such as "pink eye". This is also known as enophthalmitis. It can happen after penetrating eye trauma, after eye surgery, or even spread from infection within the body through the blood. Treatment is with internally injected antibiotics and sometimes surgery.


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What is the treatment for infection of the back of the eye?

What is the treatment for infection of the back of the eye?

Depends on cause: Infextiins inside the eye, or within the retina in the back of the eye are not common, and have many causes. Some respond to antibiotics, some need antivirals....You need to have an eye doctor tell i the cause, then the appropriate treatment. ...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 chloramphenicol eye drops as effective as the eye ointment at preventing infection?

Are chloramphenicol eye drops as effective as the eye ointment at preventing infection?

Best avoided: Chloramphenicol eyedrops are a highly effective antibiotic although in the usa because of the rare risk of reaction, they have all but been abandoned. They are available in other countries. There are terrific eyedrops currently available. Antibiotic drops should only be used to combat an active infection. They should not be used to prevent the possibility of infection. ...Read more

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I had a chemical infection 8yrs back in my eye.Now i feel something in my eye, when the lid touches to the upper/lower part in the eye. What is that ?

I had a chemical infection 8yrs back in my eye.Now i feel something in my eye, when the lid touches to the upper/lower part in the eye. What is that ?

Also: In my experince, the sensation you are having now has nothing to do with the old injury. See an ophthalmolgist if you have eye pain. There are many causes, some of them very serious. ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Tip)

Treating Pink Eye

Pink eye may actually be a more serious condition like iritis. Check in with your eyemd. ...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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I had eye infection in september the eye infected is still small and has not returned back to the normal size?

I had eye infection in september the eye infected is still small and has not returned back to the normal size?

Unusual: May not be an infection, but rather an ocular inflammation with a smaller pupil size. You need an exam to rule out uveitis, episcleritis, or other inflammatory eye conditions. ...Read more

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I feel pain on my right eye. It's like the pain is behind the eye and on top of it. Is it some kind of infection?

I feel pain on my right eye. It's like the pain is behind the eye and on top of it. Is it some kind of infection?

Possible: Infection is one possible reason for this pain. There are many other possibilties. See an ophthalmologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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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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