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Mrsa Eye Infection Symptoms
Pain, redness, blur:
There are many types of eye infections, and they don't all look the same. Eye infections can be caused by bacteria or by viruses, and changes quite similar to eye infections can also be caused by other problems in the body such as autoimmune diseases.
Warning signs include eye pain, redness where the eye is usually white, mucous discharge, and blurred vision. See your eye md if you're worried! ...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
Pink eye: Conjunctivitis, also known as "pink eye", causes drainage, pain, irritation, and redness of the involved eye. There are several types. Some are contagious and some are not. To be safe you should see your doc to see if you can get treatment to reduce your chances of passing the infection to others. ...Read more
What would make your eyelashes fall out on one eye with no pain or sweeling? They jus fell out! . Will they grow back? I have had noo symptoms of any eye infection and jus don't know what to do..
Rarely: A very serious eye infection called endophthalmitis can cause severe pain and suffering in all patients; especially the elderly and especially if they only have 1 eye to see with. Any loss of the senses can cause decompensation in the elderly or suspectible patients. A regular mild eye infection would not cause dementia. Dementia is not an effect from an eye infection in general. Good luck... ...Read more
I used polysporin eye drops and my eyes seem to hurt and get redder, do I even have an eye infection? My symptoms today were some white discharge
Could be allergic: You could have an allergy to either the antibiotic polysporin or the preservative. I would suggest stopping the medicine, using a drop of artificial tear (Systane Balance, HypoTears, Tears Naturale or generic) 4 times a day for 3 days and if no better see an eye care specialist ...Read more
Foggy vision, slight reddening and halos around lights. All symptoms only on the right eye? Infection coming?
What could I have? My symptoms: Lt eye infection, Rt side facial pain, sore throat, headache, fever
Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If they continue for more than 10-12 days, you may visit your PCP. ...Read more
I am not sure: About why the eye infection isn't going away. What I am sure about is that this warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
Vision is precious: If you truly have eye infection, please contact doc for eval and treatment asap. Some infections such as gonococcal conjunctivitis or herpes heratitis can cause vision loss in relatively short time and so treatment is needed. Since I don't know what you have, I advise seeking care asap, money can't buy vision, but it can preserve it or prevent visual loss. So, consult doc asap. Good luck. ...Read more
There are various associated problems that can help determine the cause of your condition.
For instance, do you have any of the following?
- red eyes
- eye injury
- contact lens use ...Read more
Pain in the eye:
A feeling that something is in the eye
increased sensitivity to light.
Yellow, green, bloody, or watery discharge from the eye.
Increasing redness of the eye or eyelids.
A gray or white sore on the colored part of the eye.
Fever with no other cause.
Blurred or decreased vision. ...Read more
All kinds: Bacterial, viral, fungal, protozoal, etc. Can affect different layers of the eye like conjunctiva, cornea, sclera, vitreous, etc. Can be iatrogenic, endogenous, external/penetrating, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Hot tubs require a lot of care. If they are not cleaned, and the water "shocked", bacteria and other organisms can grow. The conjunctiva is a mucous membrane, and can easily become infected. I caution all patients with recent eye surgery to avoid hot tubs. In addition contact lens wearers must remove their lenses prior to swimming or hot tub use. ...Read more