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I had an eye infection few days ago, if I wear my contacts, can they get infected?

I had an eye infection few days ago, if I wear my contacts, can they get infected?

Depends: Usually your eye doctor will tell you when you can go back into contacts or wear eye makeup after an eye infection. This is why you should have an eye doctor diagnose you first since there are many conditions that can appear with similar symptoms as an infection, but turn out to be a more serious condition. ...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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What to do if I had an eye infection few days ago, should I wear my contacts, can they get infected?

What to do if I had an eye infection few days ago, should I wear my contacts, can they get infected?

Yes: Please see an eye doctor before restarting contact lens wear. You can cause damage to your eye wearing contact lenses with an infection. Yes the contacts can become a source of infection! Good luck... ...Read more

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How can I tell if my contact lenses are causing an eye infection?

How can I tell if my contact lenses are causing an eye infection?

Pain and redness: Bacterial keratitis is a vison threatening infection. In the usa, contact lenses use is the number one risk factor. Loss of vision, permanently can occur in as few as 24 hours. Do not wait for the problem to get better, see your dr.

In the last 5 years, some contact lens solutions made keratitis easy. They have been removed by fda

http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1194028-overview. ...Read more

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Should it be okay to wear contacts after an eye infection?

Should it be okay to wear contacts after an eye infection?

Depends: Only after your eye doctor says its ok. You can cause serious damage to your cornea wearing contacts with an eye infection. Good luck... ...Read more

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How long after a eye infection ends can I wear eye makeup and contacts?

How long after a eye infection ends can I wear eye makeup and contacts?

When improved: When the redness is almost gone, the eye is comfortable and there is no discharge, you can then reapply makeup and start wearing contacts. The time is variable for this to happen but the time to add contacts and makeup is easily determined when the signs and symptoms improve. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear contacts after having an eye infection?

Is it safe to wear contacts after having an eye infection?

Yes: Once the eye infection has been treated and is subdued or gone, you can go back to contact lens wear. Don't push this but when the redness is gone, the infection is gone. ...Read more

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When can I wear eye makeup and contacts after an eye infection?

Depends: Usually your eye doctor will tell you when you can go back into contacts or wear eye makeup after an eye infection. This is why you should have an eye doctor diagnose you first since there are many conditions that can appear with similar symptoms as an infection, but turn out to be a more serious condition. ...Read more

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How clear an eye infection from contacts naturally?

How clear an eye infection from contacts naturally?

Not recommended: Eye infections from contact use can be very dangerous. Please see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an eye infection from contacts?

How can I tell if I have an eye infection from contacts?

The white spot: Usually the most common infection associated with contact lens use is the bacterial corneal ulcer. This looks like a small white spot on the corneal surface. This needs to be treated asap to prevent potential vision loss! ...Read more

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What to do if I have eye infection due to my contacts what kind of eye drops should I buy?

What to do if I have eye infection due to my contacts what kind of eye drops should I buy?

See ophthalmologist: Eye infections from contacts are usually ulcerations that can be very serious. You should not self-treat this but should immediately see an ophthalmologist. There are no over the counter eyedrops for this condition. Take out the lens and get help immediately. ...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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Will crying with contacts can cause an eye infection?

No: Contacts can increase risk of infection when oxygenation decreased. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an eye infection from sleeping with your contacts in?

Yes: Major studies have shown that sleeping with your contacts in increases the risk of a contact lens related eye infection. ...Read more

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I slept in my contacts and now I'm seeing a red ring around my iris, what should I do about this? Is it an early sign of an eye infection?

I slept in my contacts and now I'm seeing a red ring around my iris, what should I do about this? Is it an early sign of an eye infection?

Probably not: No. It is most likely due to the lens tightening during the night, compressing the tissue and blood vessels around the eye. There is probably some edema of your cornea, which you would notice as your vision will not be clear. Leave your lenses out for a day or two and then start wearing them part of the day and build up to all day. Don't sleep in them again! ...Read more

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What to do about my eye infection?

See a doc: Without having any details about your condition, I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist. It may or may not be an infection. ...Read more

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Eye infection-how can I treat this?

Eye infection-how can I treat this?

See your Doctor: You need evaluation to see if it is viral or bacterial infection or allergic conjunctivitis.The treatment depends on the cause
bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with prescription antibiotic drops, viral is treated differently
see your doctor or opthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is medicine is good for eye infection??

Is medicine is good for eye infection??

Yes when infection p: Yes there are ophthalmic antibiotics for eye infections. You should contact your primary for an examination and if necessary she will refer you to an ophthalmologist. Your eyes are extremely important so do not delay in contacting your Dr. ...Read more

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Should I use Vicks in eyes for eye infection?

Absolutely not: Never use a non eye formula medication in or around your eyes! ...Read more

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What to do if I have eye infection please help?

What to do if I have eye infection please help?

Ophthalmologist: I would go to your ophthalmologist to determine if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How is it that my eye infection of seven weeks isn't going away?

How is it that my eye infection of seven weeks isn't going away?

I am not sure: About why the eye infection isn't going away. What I am sure about is that this warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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My eye infection is not going away, so I'm asking for some suggestions.

Yes.: Any number of conditions can cause eye infections. You should see an ophthalmologist who can help with diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is an eye infection?

What is an eye infection?

Infection: An infection of the conjunctiva--conjunctivitis can be viral or bacterial. Other parts of the eye, or all the parts can become infected. Cornea- Keratitis; Retina-keratitis; vitreous-vitritis ...Read more

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How to treat eye infection?

How to treat eye infection?

Vision is precious: If you truly have eye infection, please contact doc for eval and treatment asap. Some infections such as gonococcal conjunctivitis or herpes heratitis can cause vision loss in relatively short time and so treatment is needed. Since I don't know what you have, I advise seeking care asap, money can't buy vision, but it can preserve it or prevent visual loss. So, consult doc asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Can I swim after an eye infection?

Can I swim after an eye infection?

Yes: Once you have recovered completely give yourself a few weeks and with the clearance of your ophthalmologist, you may resume your normal activities. You may feel more comfortable wearing goggles while swimming. ...Read more

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What are signs of an eye infection?

What are signs of an eye infection?

Pain in the eye: A feeling that something is in the eye
increased sensitivity to light.
Yellow, green, bloody, or watery discharge from the eye.
Increasing redness of the eye or eyelids.
A gray or white sore on the colored part of the eye.
Fever with no other cause.
Blurred or decreased vision. ...Read more

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How should I prevent eye infection?

How should I prevent eye infection?

Presuming you are: Thinking of conjunctivitis, "pink eye". Wash hands frequently if around people, stay away from those with infections. Overall just good general hygeine. ...Read more

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Is a chalazion a type of eye infection?

Is a chalazion a type of eye infection?

No: A chalazion is from an oil gland being clogged ("stye") for a long period of time. It forms granulated tissue ("ball of scar tissue"). It is not an infection. ...Read more