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

"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 (Overview)

"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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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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Dr. David Chandler
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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. William Goldstein
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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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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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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Dr. William Dieck
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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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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
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Have had a sinus infection. Now have severe pain behind eye, above eye and temple. Pressure in the eye, the eye is push out a bit. What is going on?

Have had a sinus infection. Now have severe pain behind eye, above eye and temple. Pressure in the eye, the eye is push out a bit. What is going on?

Orbital cellulitis: One of the complications of sinus infection is orbital cellulitis. Orbital cellulitis results in eye ball protrusion, pain on eye movements, limited eye movements. It is important that you seek medical care right away. Ct scan differentialtes periorbital versus orbital cellulitis. It requires management with systemic antibiootic. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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For 2 days now, been oversleeping, slight loss of appetite, slight dizziness at times. Exhausted behind the eye area. Could it be an infection?

For 2 days now, been oversleeping, slight loss of appetite, slight dizziness at times.  Exhausted behind the eye area.  Could it be an infection?

Vague symptoms: Your symptom complex is rather vague and doesn't point to anything specific. Any general infection can certainly make you feel tired as you fight off said infection. This could also cause loss of appetite. Inadequate fluid intake could lead to dizziness. It's not clear what you mean by "exhausted behind the eye area". Best to go see your family doc. ...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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