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Infection Of The Back Of The Eye In Children
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
Adhesion?: I assume you mean a chemical burn 8 years back. Chemical burns, particularly the more severe ones, can damage the eye membrane (conjunctiva) and cause scarring. Sometimes the area of scarring and repair tissue forms adhesions (gets stuck to) a part of the covering eyelid. These develop very slowly because the eyelid moves so much. Its worth having an eye doctor take a look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I had eye infection in september the eye infected is still small and has not returned back to the normal size?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Several: The first line of defense is the skin on the eye's surface, which acts as a barrier to infection. The tears contain antibacterial compounds, and when blinked away, carry infectious organisms with them off of the eye's surface. Eyelashes can catch larger particles that contain germs before they land on the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you cried a lot and your eyes become swollen, will it cause anything to the eye like infection or both eyes looking at different direction?
No: Crying with excessive tearing certainly can cause yours eyes to get red and your eyelids to get puffy. The mere act of crying should not increase your chance of infection or most definitely, not cause double vision. If you are blowing your nose ; wipingy our eyes, don't contaminate your eyes with external secretions that theoretically could infect your eyes. ...Read more
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
Depends: If the infection is on the cornea (most common) topical Viroptic will be prescribed which is very effective for this. If the infection is recurrent, you may need adjunctive systemic antivirals. If the infection is in the back of the eye, systemic anti-virals are the only solution. So it depends on the type and history of the infection. ...Read more