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How to treat a infection in the eye?

How to treat a infection in the eye?

See a doctor: An infection in the eye is a serious thing; eyes are critical organs, so you don't want to just "wait and see". See a doctor to properly diagnose the infection and, if needed, take/administer antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Infection in the eye, red, gooey, sticky and can't see. How is this treated?

Infection in the eye, red, gooey, sticky and can't see. How is this treated?

See your eye doc: You may have infection either viral or bacterial. Its better to be examined by an eye doc in person. ...Read more

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I had a chemical infection 8yrs back in my eye.Now i feel something in my eye, when the lid touches to the upper/lower part in the eye. What is that ?

I had a chemical infection 8yrs back in my eye.Now i feel something in my eye, when the lid touches to the upper/lower part in the eye. What is that ?

Adhesion?: I assume you mean a chemical burn 8 years back. Chemical burns, particularly the more severe ones, can damage the eye membrane (conjunctiva) and cause scarring. Sometimes the area of scarring and repair tissue forms adhesions (gets stuck to) a part of the covering eyelid. These develop very slowly because the eyelid moves so much. Its worth having an eye doctor take a look. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: infection of the back of the eye?

What is the definition or description of: infection of the back of the eye?

Infection in eye: "infection in the back of the eye" probably refers to a bacterial infection internally within the eye, as opposed to an external infection such as "pink eye". This is also known as enophthalmitis. It can happen after penetrating eye trauma, after eye surgery, or even spread from infection within the body through the blood. Treatment is with internally injected antibiotics and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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I feel pain on my right eye. It's like the pain is behind the eye and on top of it. Is it some kind of infection?

I feel pain on my right eye. It's like the pain is behind the eye and on top of it. Is it some kind of infection?

Possible: Infection is one possible reason for this pain. There are many other possibilties. See an ophthalmologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What are some of the eye's natural defenses that help to prevent infections?

Several: The first line of defense is the skin on the eye's surface, which acts as a barrier to infection. The tears contain antibacterial compounds, and when blinked away, carry infectious organisms with them off of the eye's surface. Eyelashes can catch larger particles that contain germs before they land on the eye. ...Read more

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I'm asking for a friend. She's wondering if her eye is infection. It's been swollen underneath the eye, eye is red, sensitive. Been 2 days of pain.

I'm asking for a friend. She's wondering if her eye is infection. It's been swollen underneath the eye, eye is red, sensitive. Been 2 days of pain.

Stye: Your description sounds like a stye, which is a simple boil of the eye typically treated with warm compresses 2-4 times daily for several days. Don't squeeze it. I recommend to all users of HealthTap that you not write in on behalf of others. It is best for continuity if your friend opens her own account so that her records can follow her should she have other questions or concerns in the future. ...Read more

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Does the eye infection have many causes?

Does the eye infection have many causes?

Yes: The eye may be infected by numerous agents ranging from bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, to prions. Most are acquired from external sources, but some may arise from internal sources of infections. ...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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What is the treatment for infection of the back of the eye?

What is the treatment for infection of the back of the eye?

Depends on cause: Infextiins inside the eye, or within the retina in the back of the eye are not common, and have many causes. Some respond to antibiotics, some need antivirals....You need to have an eye doctor tell i the cause, then the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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If you cried a lot and your eyes become swollen, will it cause anything to the eye like infection or both eyes looking at different direction?

If you cried a lot and your eyes become swollen, will it cause anything to the eye like infection or both eyes looking at different direction?

No: Crying with excessive tearing certainly can cause yours eyes to get red and your eyelids to get puffy. The mere act of crying should not increase your chance of infection or most definitely, not cause double vision. If you are blowing your nose ; wipingy our eyes, don't contaminate your eyes with external secretions that theoretically could infect your eyes. ...Read more

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My one old month baby has eye infection on both eyes he's been in an ointment for a week and still has the eye infection. What could it be?

My one old month baby has eye infection on both eyes he's been in an ointment for a week and still has the eye infection. What could it be?

Tear ducts plugged: During an eye infection some of the debris can drain into the narrow channels that empty the tears into the nose.When they are plugged, you can have persistent crusting at that age. A followup visit with your doc may be the best way to assess the issue. ...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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I put topical bacitracin in my eye due to conjunctivitis, cant get to docs until tomorrow. The eye feels great, might this treat the infection?

I put topical bacitracin in my eye due to conjunctivitis, cant get to docs until tomorrow. The eye feels great, might this treat the infection?

Possibly: If the topical bacitracin that you put in the eye is meant for the eye, then yes it can possibly treat a mild bacterial conjunctivitis. If the medication is not meant for the eye, I would hold off putting any more in. There are components of non-ophthalmic medications that can irritate the eye and cause more harm than good. I would follow up with doctor tomorrow. ...Read more

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I had an infection 3 month ago and the doctor told me it had gone .But the eye which was infected is still and has not gonr bak to its normal size?

Eyelid: I am guessing that you had an eyelid infection termed 'stye'. These usually last a short period of time and are either conquered or leave a swelling termed a chalazion which is a type of cyst. If you have symptoms other than a nodule, or the vision is infected, then see an ophthalmologist. Otherwise it probably is benign and you can choose whether to have it removed. ...Read more

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What kind of eye infection do I have? The eye is really red and very watery. I see something that looks like mucus.

What kind of eye infection do I have? The eye is really red and very watery.   I see something that looks like mucus.

You : You should see a medical doctor to have this examined, especially if it persists. There are many different diseases that cause red, watery eyes. Often this is infectious and it can be quite contagious, so be very careful about not rubbing your eyes, nose or mouth. It may be best to stay away from other people and out of work until this resolves, but let your medical doctor advise you after they've examined your eyes. If you wear contact lenses do not put them back into your eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Eye Health (Definition)

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