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Is my eye infected please help? How can I tell what's making it red?

Is my eye infected please help?  How can I tell what's making it red?

Symptoms: If you have pain, lowered vision, cloudy discharge with sticky dry material on the lids or much swelling, than you might be infected. Most redness is from allergy or irritation but if you have these symptoms, infection is a strong liklihood. See your ophthalmologist if that seems possible. ...Read more

Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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Eye Infections (Definition)

Eye infection is a medical condition characterized by symptoms such as redness, swelling, itchiness, and discharge. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infection, and often it is difficult to distinguish between the two. In general, bacterial infections are more likely to be in both eyes and be associated with pus like discharge and crusting of the ...Read more


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Is my eye infected or something? How can you tell if something's making it water?

Is my eye infected or something?  How can you tell if something's making it water?

Many Reasons: There are many reasons that an eye may be irritated or watering. If there is an eyelash, or any foreign body, even as small as a piece of sand, it may irritate the eye to make it water. Environmental allergies can cause it to water. And yes, viral and bacterial infections can also make it water. When a doctor performs an eye exam with a thorough history, they can help you figure out the cause. ...Read more

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Can an eye infected with keratoconus burst somehow?

Can an eye infected with keratoconus burst somehow?

Not an infection: Keratoconus is not an infection, but a hereditary degeneration of the cornea, which causes the cornea to thin out and become warped (irregular astigmatism). Rarely, it can become so thin that minor trauma can cause it to rupture. ...Read more

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Is my eye infected or am I just paranoid about some redness?

Hard to Know: A red eye may indicate an infection. Usually, eye infections are accompanied with watering/discharge and crusting along the eyelids. Sometimes it is also accompanied with a respiratory infection. Have you been sick recently? You may also be suffering from allergies. It's hard to know what's going on with your eye without taking a look at it. Consider having a doc check it out. ...Read more

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Can contacs cause bad eye infections with lil white spot on colored part of eyeball inside?

Can contacs cause bad eye infections with lil white spot on colored part of eyeball inside?

Corneal ulcer: A corneal ulcer is a not uncommon complication of contact lens use. It is usually due to a bacterial infection and can appear as a white spot that is on the cornea in front oif the colored part of the eye(iris). This is a treatable emergency and you shoulod see an eyemd immediately. In sme cases it can lead to blinding complications due to scarring of the cornea or expansion of the infection. ...Read more

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Is my eye infected and if so can the infection cause a sore thoat and coughing?

Is my eye infected and if so can the infection cause a sore thoat and coughing?

May be related: Viral infections can occur simultaneously in the throat, nasal passages and eyes as the virus is a mucus membrane inhabitant. More commonly each system is infected by itself but they can occur together, so you might have sore throat and coughing with this. The eye infection, however, did not cause the throat infection. ...Read more

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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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Could marijuana prevent my eye infected with viral conjunctivitis from healing?

Could marijuana prevent my eye infected with viral conjunctivitis from healing?

Yes: Marijuana causes increased congestion of blood vessels in the eye - in fact, reddened eyes are one of the signs of smoking marijuana. If you already have a conjunctivitis, it will increase the irritation and inflammation going on in your eye. There are eyedrops which can help - talk to your doctor. If you have problems stopping marijuana, even temporarily, seek counseling with a professional. ...Read more