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.
Yes. Bacteria, viruses etc, etc, etc....All with different treatments! see an eye doctor if you have an eye infection.
Yes. Infections in the eye, as with all parts of the body, are caused by all kinds of bacteria, viruses and an occasional fungus. Commonly called 'pink eye' the tissues around the eyeball become inflammed as a result of infection. In healthy people a viral eye infection will resolves with application of warm compresses. Antibiotic eyedrops are often needed to cure bacterial eye infections.

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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?

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...

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...
Possible NLD obstruc. Up to 6% of infants are born with a blocked tear duct (nasolacrimal duct). Blockage of the normal drainage of tears can result in eye infections. Many blocked tear ducts in infants open spontaneously, however, some require surgical opening. You should have your child examined by an ophthalmologist to determine if this is the cause for your baby's chronic infection. Read more...

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

It . It is probably viral, but you need to see an ophthalmologist to see if treatment is needed. Read more...
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...

I have a very painful eye infection (cause unknown). What can I do for the pain?

Eye Pain. If you can ask your eyeMD what is the cause of the infection, it would help. For now, ibuprofen or acetominophen if ok with your PCP will help. Topical drops can help too depending on the reason for the pain. Read more...

How come eye infection caused my eye to go smaller and how can I get it back to normal cos its been small for over a week and my eye is still abit red?

It's not. It's not really smaller. It's just that your eyelid is closed more because of the irritation causing it to look smaller. As the infection clears, it should return to normal. See your eye doctor if it isn't getting better. Read more...

What is the cause of eye infection?

Conjunctivitis . conjunctivitis can be due to bacterial, viral infection or allergic reaction. It's usually treated with topical eye drops. However, if there severe pain, light sensitivity, headache, decreased vision, then ophthalmology evaluation required immediately to rule out deeper infection such as iritis, keratitis, uveitis, scleritis. Read more...

What is the causes of eye infection? What is the things as booster it?

Conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis can be either viral or bacterial, it is difficult sometimes to differentiate between the two. Both are very contagious and are given to you by a carrier. Read more...
Eye infections. Most eye infections are caused by touching or rubbing of the eye with dirty hands. The best way to prevent infections is to be careful to avoid touching the eyes. Many eye infections will get better on their own. Warm compresses can help. Infections caused by viruses may be helped with treatment. Read more...
Conjunctivitis. Bacterial conjunctivitis usually has green or yellow discharge. Viral conjunctivitis usually has clear discharge. It is bolstered by reinfection. Make sure to wash your hands, pillow cases, limit contact with others. Read more...