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How do you tell if you have an eye infection?

How do you tell if you have an eye infection?

Several symptoms.: If you experience any of these symptoms: decrease/change in vision, pain, photophobia, redness, any discharge you may have an eye infection. Regardless you should have an ophthalmologist examine your eyes asap. ...Read more

Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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Eye Infections (Definition)

Eye infection is a medical condition characterized by symptoms such as redness, swelling, itchiness, and discharge. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infection, and often it is difficult to distinguish between the two. In general, bacterial infections are more likely to be in both eyes and be associated with pus like discharge and crusting of the ...Read more


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Is it okay to smoke if you have an eye infection?

Is it okay to smoke if you have an eye infection?

No!: Even if you do smoke and have been smoking for years and trying to quit, it is much better for your immune system if you refrain from smoking during an eye infection. Studies have shown that even the equivalent of 1-2 cigarettes a day reduces the immune response to infection and makes it harder to clear the infection. ...Read more

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If you have an eye infection, should you wear eyeliner?

If you have an eye infection, should you wear eyeliner?

No: It is best to defer using all eye makeup until the infection resolves and your eye doctor says it's ok. ...Read more

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Is it okay to watch a film in 3d if you have an eye infection?

Is it okay to watch a film in 3d if you have an eye infection?

Yes: Watching a 3d movie will not adversely affect the healing process for an eye infection. Though if your eye is irritated and your vision is not perfect in the infected eye, you may get dizzy from the imperfect 3d image. ...Read more

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Should it be okay to watch a film in 3d if you have an eye infection?

Should it be okay to watch a film in 3d if you have an eye infection?

Yes: You can use your eyes if you have an infection. Some people become sensitive to light or are uncomfortable keeping their eyes open, but if this is not an issue for you, go for it. ...Read more

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I think I have an eye infection?

I think I have an eye infection?

Associated symptoms?: 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 - tearing - discharge - pain - eye injury - contact lens use ...Read more

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Is it possible that have an eye infection?

Is it possible that have an eye infection?

Seek MD advice: Any number of etiologies can cause a red eye, which could be interpreted as an infection. You should see your ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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