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What is causing red veins, pain, and pus in my eye?

What is causing red veins, pain, and pus in my eye?

Keratoconjunctivitis: Your description sounds like keratoconjunctivitis which an infection of the cornea and conjunctiva. This can be serious so see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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My right eye has been red and bloodshot for 2 days. There is no pus and my other eye is fine. It may have been caused by a contact lens?

My right eye has been red and bloodshot for 2 days. There is no pus and my other eye is fine. It may have been caused by a contact lens?

Possible bleed: if there is no pain and no change in vision it may just be a subconjunctival hemmorhage which usually gets better on its own. If not, you should see an eye doctor and have it examined ...Read more

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What can I do about white pus in corner of my eye after cornea transplant?

What can I do about white pus in corner of my eye after cornea transplant?

See Eye Dr.: You really need to have your eye examined by the ophthalmologist that did the transplant. It could be from an infection, signs of rejection, healing--depending when the operation was done, etc. ...Read more

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My eye has been hurting for about two weeks. It gets pus in it and my vision has been blurred what can this be?

My eye has been hurting for about two weeks. It gets pus in it and my vision has been blurred what can this be?

Urgent Ophtho: The constellation of visual change, eye pain, and apparent pus in the eye can represent dangerous bacterial infections. Rarer but also serious problems, like uveitis, are also possible. Eyes with these symptoms need to be examined promptly at least by a pcp and likely by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why is my eye irritated? Red inside, pus on lid.

Infection: Sounds like blepharitis or conjunctivitis. Keep lids clean and apply hot compresses and see ophthalmologist if no better in a week. If you wear contact lenses- see one now. ...Read more

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Dad works as a welder, something fell in his eye and now pus is coming out of it. What could be wrong?

Dad works as a welder, something fell in his eye and now pus is coming out of it. What could be wrong?

Infection: If the metal cut the surface of the eye, it may be infected and he should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation and treatment today! ...Read more

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My eye is swollen and pus is coming from the corner of eye. What should I do?

My eye is swollen and pus is coming from the corner of eye. What should I do?

Eye infection: You have eye infection and need to see ophthalmologist and get antibiotic eye drops. In the mean while flush them with cool water. If you have pain, visual disturbance or photophobia , go to emergency room. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is my eye pus infected?

Is my eye pus infected?

Yes: If by "eye pus" you mean discharge from your eye, the most common cause is bacterial buildup and resulting mucus discharge in your tear film. Though this is not a true infection, good eyelid hygiene (warm scrubs with baby shampoo) can clear it up. But thick yellow discharge, especially accompanied with eye swelling and burning, can indicateinfection with a virus or bacteria requiring treatment. ...Read more

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Need some advise - eye pus - how contagious is it?

Need some advise - eye pus - how contagious is it?

Eye pus.: True eye pus is contagious. Normal mucous secretion is less likely to be contagious. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more