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

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.
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.

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What is best treatment for an eye infection?

Hygiene, antibiotics. Depends upon the type of organism. If bacterial there are effective antibiotics. If viral hygiene is most important. If herpes, there is a good antiviral. Your ophthalmologist can evaluate your eye and sort this out. Read more...

I have an eye infection I ususally get when I am under a lot of stress. What is the over counter treatment you recommend?

Needs a look by MD. Stress may lower your resistance to infection but will not cause infection all by itself. If your eye gets red frequently, let an ophthalmologist look at it once to see if there is no other problem. He/she might recommend eyedrops to use to deal with the redness which probably is not an infection. Read more...

Might it be possible that a regular eye doctor help me with an eye infection?

Depends. It depends on what you mean by eye doctor, any ophthalmologist can treat eye infections optometrists can treat eye infections in many states but therapeutic laws differ. Read more...
Sometimes. For typical conjunctivitis, regular doctors often prescribe drops which include antibiotics. It turns out however, that most conjunctivitis or "pink eye' is not bacterial. So giving antibiotics for it is like taking antibiotics for a cold, also caused by virus. Thus, many now feel that it is unnecessary to treat viral conjunctivitis and may actually be harmful in developing more resistance. 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...

Had an eye infection. Treated with tobradex. Now I have vision problems and doctor says it's a mild corneal haze. Will this resolve on its own?

Corneal. "Haze" is edema (swelling) of the cornea and is usually self limited HOWEVER YOU NEED to continue to have follow-up with a Board Certified Opthamologist until it resolves! Hope this helps Dr Z. Read more...

My mom has an eye infection, but the doctor prescribed eye drops are making her feel ill. Any herbal remedies?

See eye doc. Without knowing the specifics of the eye condition, i cannot recommend any intervention; however, if your mother is feeling ill as a result of prescribed eye drops, she should see the prescribing doctor as soon as possible. Read more...