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How can I treat eye infections?

How can I treat eye infections?

DON"T: You need to see an ophthalmologist. Some eye infections can cause irreversible blindness if left untreated or even be an indication of more serious problems not only in the eyes but in the body. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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


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How long do eye infections last?

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How long do eye infections last?

Depends: It depends on the nature of the infection. A mild viral conjunctivitis will be self-limited and resolve in about a week; a serious bacterial infection may never go away by itself, causing irreparable damage. If you are concerned, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What do eye infections look like?

What do eye infections look like?

Depends: Most eye infections are on the surface causing redness, swelling, irritation, discharge and some degree of visual blur.
If the infection is internal, the pain can be very intense, the vision markedly diminished and substantial lowering of the vision. An ophthalmologist should be consulted if you have any of these issues. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of eye infections?

What are symptoms of eye infections?

Redness: Infections cause inflammation. When the eye is inflammed you can expect redness and tearing. Depending on the type on infection you can also experience pain, discharge, decreased vision and sensitivity to light. You should see an eye doctor if you have any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I always contract eye infections?

Why do I always contract eye infections?

Not sure: But frequent hand washing is key to lessen incidence of eye infection. ...Read more

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Might dogs spread eye infections to humans?

Unlikely: Most organisms are species specific and so a dog with an infected eye will not have a species that will transfer to humans. There are a few cross overs like rabies that can affect any mammal. ...Read more

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How common are eye infections from contacts?

How common are eye infections from contacts?

Uncommon: Contacts when worn according to directions rarely cause infection. The major mistake made is to not remove the lenses when the eye becomes red to any degree. When there is an infection with a contact, the eyes get very red and light sensitive and may also lose (temporarily) vision depending upon the location and degree of infection. See your ophthalmologist for treatment. ...Read more

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How many kinds of eye infections are out there?

How many kinds of eye infections are out there?

3: In frequency of of occurrence, viral, bacteria, and fungal. Parasitic infections can also occur rarely. ...Read more

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What are the common eye infections from contacts?

What are the common eye infections from contacts?

Infection with CTL: Infections associated with contact lenses are uncommon if proper hygiene is utilized. Bacterial infections are by far the most common though. Pseudomonas, staphylococcal species are the most common. ...Read more

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What OTC medications are good for eye infections?

What OTC medications are good for eye infections?

None will work: If it is truely infected with bacteria otc meds will not work. If it is viral it will clear up without meds although some eye drops may have a comfort effect. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid eye infections from contacts?

What can I do to avoid eye infections from contacts?

Proper care: Take care of the lenses as instructed by your eye doctor. Don't wear them longer than what the lens is designed for. Store them properly. Don't share the lenses or storage case. Always wash your hands before you put in or take out your contacts. ...Read more

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Can eye infections clear themselves up without meds?

Yep!: Pink eye, in fact, always does, as its caused by the cold virus. Infections of the lids, though, require antibiotics/steroids. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Eye infections?

What is the definition or description of: Eye infections?

Eye infections: Eye infection = disease state of eye caused by a pathogen. ...Read more

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How contagious are eye infections?

Extremely: If caused by virus then they are extremely contaigious. Bacterial conjunctivitis is less contaigious if you are on antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Does boric acid treat eye infections?

Does boric acid treat eye infections?

Classic treatment: Diluted boric acid is a classic treatment for eye infection. It is an effective eye wash and sometimes aids in the natural resistance to an eye infection. It is not an antibiotic and should not be used as a primary infection. Since most infections (pink eye) are viral, boric acid will not affect that as well. ...Read more

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What are some ways to rid of eye infections?

CONJUNCTIVITIS: There are antibiotics available for eye infections, opthalmic drops and ointments depending on severity of infections. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent eye infections?

What is the best way to prevent eye infections?

Wash hands often: Best preventive is to follow good hygiene practices, particularly washing your hands often. ...Read more

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Mention the eye infections caused in baby's health?

Mention the eye infections caused in baby's health?

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

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Why do contact lens wearers get more eye infections?

Why do contact lens wearers get more eye infections?

Contacts: When a contact lens is worn, the eye is not getting as much ocygen. This low oxygen state is a perfect incubator for certain bacteria, such as pseudomonas. The bacteria grow close to the eye and are much more likely to penetrate the eye and hence, cause infection. Do not sleep in your contact lenses, since this makes infection even more likely. ...Read more

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What types of inflammatory eye infections are there?

What types of inflammatory eye infections are there?

Too many to list!: Inflammation is a basic product of any process. That can be from toxins, bacteria, virus, parasite, trauma, auto-immune.... Infection is a process where something like virus, bacteria, parasite and fungus directly cause inflammation (infection). You follow the subtlety of the two words? ...Read more

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If I wear contacts, how can I cure my eye infections?

If I wear contacts, how can I cure my eye infections?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics should clear up an eye infection. Because of the risk of scratching the cornea and introducing organisms that would infect the cornea, the contacts should be left out until the infection is gone. Then new lenses should be used to prevent reinfection. ...Read more

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What should I do to prevent eye infections from make up?

What should I do to prevent eye infections from make up?

Rare cause: Eye makeup is not a common point of transfer for infections. You should replace your makeup frequently and not borrow from anyone else. Since most infections are viral, and if you get one that is viral, then you become immune to that particular virus. ...Read more

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How long do viral eye infections take to go away on their own?

Usually a few days: Usually will start getting better very fast and in a few days will be much better. ...Read more

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For what length of time do viral eye infections take to go away?

For what length of time do viral eye infections take to go away?

Give it time: Most "pinkeye" or conjunctivitis is actually viral, so antibiotic eye drops are usually not effective. Viral conjunctivitis tends to run it's course in 7-10 days. It can be very contagious, spreading from one eye to the other or to other people. Hand washing is essential. To be certain it is not a more serious bacterial or fungal infection, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent eye infections from make up? Costly to replace it btw.

What can I do to prevent eye infections from make up? Costly to replace it btw.

Complete removal: Many eye infections associated with makeup are from incomplete removal of mascara, eyeliner, etc. It helps to use a lid scrub or dilute baby shampoo to follow any standard makeup remover. Sterilizing eyeliner pencils and sharpeners with alcohol can also prvent recurrent infections, but the best answer is to purchase small containers of makeup and change to fresh every 90 days. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent getting eye infections? Male, work outdoors, blowing soil.

Eye protection: First and foremost - wear good eye protection and keep things out of your eyes. ...Read more

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Are eye infections contagious? Which infections are? How many diff infections are there

Are eye infections contagious? Which infections are? How many diff infections are there

Hundreds: Yes they can be contagious. There are 100's of causes. The most common is viral, then bacterial, the fungal. ...Read more

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Eye infections from litter box? 10m old

Eye infections from litter box? 10m old

Litter box: Although not common, it could be ocular toxoplasmosis-- seek care immediately from a pediatric ophthalmologist in your town. ...Read more

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Are eye infections associated with piles?

Doubtful: There is really no true association. Having stated that, anything is possible, and under conditions of poor hygiene, one could concoct a possible scenario.... ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for eye infections?

What is a good treatment for eye infections?

Depends on the cause: Eye infections are generaly caused by virus, bacteria or allergic reactions.
Viral infections generally have to run there coarse, much like a cold before it gets better. There are anti-viral drugs that may be indicated especially if it is a herpes infection with corneal involvement. Theses usually are painful with light sensitivity and decreased vision. These need to treated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How to stop eye infections comming back after steroids?

How to stop eye infections comming back after steroids?

Depends: Really depends on what you are being treated for. If it is HSV or zoster, sometimes long term low dose steroids are required to suppress inflammation. ...Read more

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What type of eye infections can cause a white fleck on top of the iris?

What type of eye infections can cause a white fleck on top of the iris?

Corneal infiltrate: The white spot is more likely on the cornea (surface of eye), not the iris below the cornea. This can be serious. You need to see and eye doctor asap (and stop using your contact lens in that eye if you are using one). ...Read more

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For people who know about eye infections? What is benefit of steroid with tobra?

For people who know about eye infections? What is benefit of steroid with tobra?

Combination effect: Tobramycin is commonly mixed with a steroid (usually dexamethasone) so that the effect on eye infection/inflammation is a joint effort of the two products. The tobramycin is a potent topical antibiotic effective against many bacteria. It will not treat viral eye infections. Your prescribing ophthalmologist can tell you why this is being given. ...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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I get eye infections cronically and do not have a eye disease and also awesome vision. I have been using pink eye relief drops also not working well.

I get eye infections cronically and do not have a eye disease and also awesome vision. I have been using pink eye relief drops also not working well.

Not bacterial: If using eye drops for infection and not getting better then it is not an infection. Please see your eye doctor for the appropriate treament. ...Read more

Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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Eye Inflammation (Definition)

Irritation affecting the eyes. Blepharitis = eyelid inflammation. Uveitis = inflammation of uvea. Iritis = ...Read more


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Eye Infections (Definition)

Eye infection = disease state of eye ...Read more