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Will Crying With Contacts Can Cause An Eye Infection
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
Punctal plugs for dry eyes. Can I feel them? Will they cause eye irritation/ discomfort / cause me to be more prone to eye infection? Other risks?
Punctal plug risks: Generally, they only notable the first day if even then. (I've had them myself as well) Additionally, risks are very low the most common of which is they will usually fall out eventually (or even early if they are too small). ...Read more
Can something not seen during an eye exam cause severe photophobia in 1 eye? Even the light during an eye exam is intolerable. Tube-shunt? Dry eye?
Photophobia: Yes, and may require a repeat evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
It's not easy: You can't always know where the infection started. Also, some infections appear very similar to each other. More importantly, viral infections - like pink eye - do not need to be treated, while others - like bacterial eyelid infections - need medication. Knowing the origin does not necessarily help, so it is best to see your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blurred vision due to cornea infection. Treating with antiviral drops. What is the chance for the infection to leave scar for chronic blurred vision?
Depends: If this is your first infection you may not end up with scarring. Please continue to follow up with your eye md and take the medication as prescribed. Sometimes, despite the best treatment, you can end up with scarring that affects vision. Every time there is a recurrence the chance for scarring increases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How could I get an eye infection 2 weeks after being in contact with someone with an eye infection?
Coincidence?: It may be that you simply contracted your own eye infection with a different virus, independent of your interaction with the person 2 weeks ago. But also sometimes different viruses have long "incubation periods" and it may take some time for the virus to cause you symptoms after you acquire it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does red eye congestion or reaction due to glaucoma eye drops prevent it from functioning and reducing the eye pressure ?
Does an external ear infection need to be treated wiht ear drops and with regular antibiotics together? Can we just use the drops?
Are PCPS able to treat corneal abrasions? Or any small eye pain? Eye problems? Or must go to an eye Dr?
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