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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 more
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 more
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 more
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
See a doctor: An infection in the eye is a serious thing; eyes are critical organs, so you don't want to just "wait and see". See a doctor to properly diagnose the infection and, if needed, take/administer antibiotics. ...Read more
Many: Blinking, tears, the ocular surface system to name just a few. Not to mention the immune system. ...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 more
See your eye doc: You may have infection either viral or bacterial. Its better to be examined by an eye doc in person. ...Read more
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 more
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
I just got results that show blood in my urine, (non visavle to the eye) and no infection what could be the cause? (22years old)
I'm asking for a friend. She's wondering if her eye is infection. It's been swollen underneath the eye, eye is red, sensitive. Been 2 days of pain.
Stye: Your description sounds like a stye, which is a simple boil of the eye typically treated with warm compresses 2-4 times daily for several days. Don't squeeze it. I recommend to all users of HealthTap that you not write in on behalf of others. It is best for continuity if your friend opens her own account so that her records can follow her should she have other questions or concerns in the future. ...Read more
I put topical bacitracin in my eye due to conjunctivitis, cant get to docs until tomorrow. The eye feels great, might this treat the infection?
Possibly: If the topical bacitracin that you put in the eye is meant for the eye, then yes it can possibly treat a mild bacterial conjunctivitis. If the medication is not meant for the eye, I would hold off putting any more in. There are components of non-ophthalmic medications that can irritate the eye and cause more harm than good. I would follow up with doctor tomorrow. ...Read more
I had an infection 3 month ago and the doctor told me it had gone. But the eye which was infected is still and has not gonr bak to its normal size?
Eyelid: I am guessing that you had an eyelid infection termed 'stye'. These usually last a short period of time and are either conquered or leave a swelling termed a chalazion which is a type of cyst. If you have symptoms other than a nodule, or the vision is infected, then see an ophthalmologist. Otherwise it probably is benign and you can choose whether to have it removed. ...Read more
What kind of eye infection do I have? The eye is really red and very watery. I see something that looks like mucus.
You should see a medical doctor to have this examined, especially if it persists. There are many different diseases that cause red, watery eyes.
Often this is infectious and it can be quite contagious, so be very careful about not rubbing your eyes, nose or mouth. It may be best to stay away from other people and out of work until this resolves, but let your medical doctor advise you after they've examined your eyes.
If you wear contact lenses do not put them back into your eyes. ...Read more
I have a tear duct infection x2 days I have developed worsening pain redness and a edema pouch in the eye bag area that comes and goes is this normal?
ISeeSaidThe BlindMan: Is that normal? Yeah, normal for a worsening infection! If you haven't seen a doctor, do so and if you have, see someone else. Some Motrin and a warm washcloth will ease some of the pain but you need an exam, antibiotic and maybe the services of an opthalmologist who might have to drain some of that infection. Sooner the better. If scar tissue develops you might be left with a chronically tearing eye! ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with glaucoma. Thirty years ago I had a problem with chronic eye infections. I was also treated for high intra-ocular eye pressure readings. Is it even a remote possibility that the eye infections affected the drainage systems of the
I have a small hard lymph node next to my tragus, it's not visible to the eye but I can feel it if I press it. I have an ear infection?
Lymph node: Preauricular lymph nodes, just in front of the ear, are normal. A lymph node that is smaller than a pea, nontender and slightly movable, is likely just doing its job. ...Read more
My 8 month old has had a fever diagnosed with ear infection and pink eye. Penicillin was given 5 days ago. Eye treatmentis over but the eye is still pink. What should I do?
How long does it take for keratitis to heal? I have keratitis due to an infection and was using antibacterial eye drops to treat it. At my last appointment with my eye doctor, she said I could stop with the eye drops and everything is healing on schedule,
It: It is a complicated question to answer. If your doctor has stopped all therapy, this suggests that the infection is treated but the underlying response to the infection is still being modulated by the healing response. For all intensive purposes, this would indicate that the risk from the infection has been resolved. I would suggest calling your doctor back and asking her the question for a more specific response. ...Read more
Its been a year since my eye infection and the eye which was infected is still small and hasn't returned to its normal size?
Really?: Are you sure your eyelid isn't drooping? See a doctor! ...Read more
My one old month baby has eye infection on both eyes he's been in an ointment for a week and still has the eye infection. What could it be?
Possible NLD obstruc: Up to 6% of infants are born with a blocked tear duct (nasolacrimal duct). Blockage of the normal drainage of tears can result in eye infections. Many blocked tear ducts in infants open spontaneously, however, some require surgical opening. You should have your child examined by an ophthalmologist to determine if this is the cause for your baby's chronic infection. ...Read more
No: Redness and drainage characterize a "pink eye" infection. ...Read more
Is it common to have eye issues like discomfort, or pressure above the eyebrow &/or around the eye, when dealing with a cold or sinus infection?
Yes very common: The separation between the sinuses and the orbit (the bony vault that contain the eye and it's structures) is very this. Thus any swelling or inflammation of your sinuses can be felt as pressure or pain in or around your eyes. If the problem persists you may need to see both an ENT doctor and ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Bacterial germs can penetrate the eyes, but viral infections in the eye are relatively rare. Why is this?
Can you get presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome from being accidentally spat in the eye by someone who has the histoplasmosis lung infection?
No: Not transmitted by person to person contact, but by the inhalation of spores from soil contaminated by the excrement of infected birds or bats. ...Read more
Went to the eye doctor and had an infection in the upper eye which makes them swollen because of contacts. Could this cause headaches?
Possibly: Eye irritation can cause headaches. In turn, contact lenses can cause irritation. ...Read more
Which one is better to prevent secondary infection, while recovering from HSV in the eye. Gentamicin Sulfate or Ciprofloxacin HCL?
Either drop is good: Both Gentimycin and Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxicin are pretty good antibiotics against the common bapathogens around the eye that cause secondary infections. Gentimycin is a little more toxic to the cornea than the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) but probably has fewer resistant bacteria because we don't use it much anymore. I still use gentimycin after all routine cataract surgeries and after 25 years and over 20, 000 ops - no infections ...Read more