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How do eye docs look for an infection?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Observation

There are a complex of symptoms suggestive of infection including, pain, redness, discharge and vision changes.
The eye will be examined with a slit lamp - a high powered microscope to observe the front of the eye to look for the signs of infection. It is generally an easy diagnosis although the particular organism might need investigation -cultures, etc.

In brief: Observation

There are a complex of symptoms suggestive of infection including, pain, redness, discharge and vision changes.
The eye will be examined with a slit lamp - a high powered microscope to observe the front of the eye to look for the signs of infection. It is generally an easy diagnosis although the particular organism might need investigation -cultures, etc.
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