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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...

If pus in eye do I have an eye infection and if I do how to get rid of it?

Probably . 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...
Yes. Pus in the eye indicates an infection. It could be viral or bacterial. You need to see a doctor and have local antibiotics prescribed. Read more...

My doctor diagnosed me with an eye infection. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Depends. Eye infections can occur on the lids, skin of the eye (conjunctivitis), cornea (keratitis), or inside the eye (endophthalmitis). Treatment will at the very least include antibiotic eye drops. Depending where in the eye and the cause of the infection, oral and or intravenous antibiotics may also be necessary. Ask your doctor to explain your condition. Read more...
Eye infection. There are lots and lots of causes of eye infections, including viruses and bacteria as well as fungi. Your eye doctor can tell you which it is. 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...

Who do I go to for an eye infection: my primary doctor or optometrist?

Depends. Some optometrists are licensed to care for eye infections in some states.Your pcp also treats them.The choice sometimes comes down to who's available when you have time to be checked. Read more...