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How to diagnose a possible bacterial eye infection?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Go see your doctor

I assume you're referring to a red/pink eye w/goopy discharge that's stuck together. Your family doc & optometrist can take care of that for you.
Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pink-eye/ds00258/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis for more info. However, an infection of the globe (eyeball) itself needs to be under care of ophthalmologist.

In brief: Go see your doctor

I assume you're referring to a red/pink eye w/goopy discharge that's stuck together. Your family doc & optometrist can take care of that for you.
Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pink-eye/ds00258/dsection=tests-and-diagnosis for more info. However, an infection of the globe (eyeball) itself needs to be under care of ophthalmologist.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine

In brief: See doctor

If you think you have a possible infection, then you should check in with your doctor.

In brief: See doctor

If you think you have a possible infection, then you should check in with your doctor.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Babak Farzaneh
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Cultures

The ophthalmologist can get a sample and sent it to lab to see exactly what type of bacteria may be responsible.

In brief: Cultures

The ophthalmologist can get a sample and sent it to lab to see exactly what type of bacteria may be responsible.
Dr. Babak Farzaneh
Dr. Babak Farzaneh
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