What are the signs of a eye infection and how can I get rid of it?

Depends. Most eye infections are on the surface causing redness, swelling, irritation, discharge and some degree of visual blur. If the infection is internal, the pain can be very intense, the vision markedly diminished and substantial lowering of the vision. An ophthalmologist should be consulted if you have any of these issues.

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How can I get rid of an eye infection?

Depends. Most actual eye infections are viral and while frequently very unpleasant are almost always self limited - keep it clean but antibiotics do not work. In adults, if the infection is bacterial then antibiotics can get rid of it. Less easy are infections caused by fungus and amoebas .These have to be seen by a corneal specialist as they can be very visually threatening. Read more...

I think I have an eye infection! How can I get rid of it?

Have it evaluated. If it is viral some will heal over time & some otc eye drops may be soothing as you heal. Some aggressive viral & all bacterial infections will require prescription meds. Read more...

How do u get rid of a viral eye infection and how contagious is it? My eye dr says I can't go back to work for 7 days

Can not. You can not get rid of the eye virus that is causing the eye infection. Read more...
Run its course. Viral pink eye can be contagious. It also can make your eyes more susceptible to bacterial second infections that normally would not be problematic. Some are contagious like adenovirus type 8. Some can potentially be damaging like herpes. Listen to your ophthalmologist and do what they tell you. Read more...

Can someone tell me how to get rid of a eye infection?

Is it bacterial ... Viral. These two. Sometimes overlap in presentation. The best thing to do is contact an eye care professional that can determine if you have an infection and if so which antibiotic would be best. Read more...