3 doctors weighed in:

Are there alternative therapies for eye socket infection?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: More details

You need to provide more details.
By socket do you mean around the eye, the eyelids, the surface of the eyeball or the structures around the eye?

In brief: More details

You need to provide more details.
By socket do you mean around the eye, the eyelids, the surface of the eyeball or the structures around the eye?
Dr. Bruce Saran
Dr. Bruce Saran
Thank
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends

Infection of the eye socket, which I am guessing means the space into which an artificial eye has been placed, is usually not dangerous but is very uncomfortable and unsightly.
Sometimes this type of infection can be eliminated by removing the eye, using good hygiene for several days and cleaning the eye. The use of topical antibiotic/steroid ointment is very helpful.

In brief: Depends

Infection of the eye socket, which I am guessing means the space into which an artificial eye has been placed, is usually not dangerous but is very uncomfortable and unsightly.
Sometimes this type of infection can be eliminated by removing the eye, using good hygiene for several days and cleaning the eye. The use of topical antibiotic/steroid ointment is very helpful.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
46 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors