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

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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Left eye bloody, right ok, pus in left. Is redness from scratching?

Left eye bloody, right ok, pus in left. Is redness from scratching?

See eye doctor: I'm not sure from your description, but symptoms of blood and pus should be evaluated in the clinic fairly urgently (e.g. Within 24 hours) especially urgent if vision affected and/or eye is painful - don't just wait to see if it will go away. 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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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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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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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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I have white pus at the corner of my eye and my left eye is red. What does this mean? Thank you.

I have white pus at the corner of my eye and my left eye is red. What does this mean? Thank you.

Conjunctivitis: You have a conjunctivitis. If the pus production in the left eye is continuous, it is bacterial and you need treatment with antibiotic eyedrops. If it is watery, you need to use eyewash to keep it clean. It is self limiting. Use contagion precautions and don't share towels or pillows. Wash your hands. Read more

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What happens if pus from a stye gets inside eye and causes it to be really red? Should I go to a dr?

What happens if pus from a stye gets inside eye and causes it to be really red? Should I go to a dr?

Conjunctivtis: You may have a conjunjtivitis associated with this and will require a topical drop. See an eye doctor. Read more

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I have a stye. How do I get the pus out if my eye once it ruptures And how long does it take for all of it to come out?

I have a stye. How do I get the pus out if my eye once it ruptures And how long does it take for all of it to come out?

Easy exit: Most will come out with the first or second blink. Simply wash your face and normal tear flow will take care of the rest. Infection of the eye will not occur unless the eye is injured. Apply warm soaks to speed up the process. Read more

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My three week daughter is very congested every since she was born, I feel like its not getting better, her left eye also has pus in it? Is that normal

My three week daughter is very congested every since she was born, I feel like its not getting better, her left eye also has pus in it? Is that normal

Swollen or narrow...: She may have swollen and/or very narrow nasal passages, and this makes her breathing sound very noisy and congested. Many babies have this as a result of their faces getting squished during delivery. Try and reduce irritants in the air (smoke, perfumes, odors) and have high humidity level in her environment. The eye sounds like a plugged tear duct, also very common. Have doc show how to massage it. Read more

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I have a internal hordeolum. Some of the pus came out and went in my eye. My lower lid hurts and I collect pus from the corner of my eye. What to do?

I have a internal hordeolum. Some of the pus came out and went in my eye. My lower lid hurts and I collect pus from the corner of my eye. What to do?

Hordeloum?: 22 F I have a internal hordeolum. some of the pus came out and went in my eye. My lower lid hurts and I collect pus from the corner of my eye. What to do? ANS: See your Dr or go to walk in clinic. Read more

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Left eye's red from the bottom & outer corner. Pricks when I look at left side and there was a small pus when I stretched the lower eye lid. Hurts too.?

Left eye's red from the bottom & outer corner. Pricks when I look at left side and there was a small pus when I stretched the lower eye lid. Hurts too.?

Infection: This sounds as if you have an infection of a meibomian gland (hordeolum) hot compresses may alleviate the infection, however, antibiotics may also be needed. Read more

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I just had a routine health check up and my test results showed occult blood and pus but not enough to be visible from the naked eye the report said t?

I just had a routine health check up and my test results showed occult blood and pus but not enough to be visible from the naked eye the report said t?

May be normal: If this is a urine test and you had your menstruation recently, this may be contamination during collection of sample, nothing to worry about. Repeat test if your doctor recommends in a time away of your bleeding period... Read more

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I have a lump above my eye tooth, though it doesn't hurt its releases pus every now and again. What could it be?

I have a lump above my eye tooth, though it doesn't hurt its releases pus every now and again. What could it be?

Draining Abscess: You have a serious infection that can become life threatening. People have died from these types of untreated infections. See a dentist immediately or go to a 24/7 medical facility if you cannot get to a dentist now. Read more

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