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Am I gonna have an eye infection? I keep forgetting and rub my eyes while working on computer at public library
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Unlikely
Eye infections require exposure to a possible organism and the susceptibility of your body.
We rub our eyes a lot in many circumstances and yet infection is uncommon. Computer work is drying and that is probably why you rub your eyes so often. Take with you a bottle of lubricating tears when you use a computer and apply this instead of rubbing.

In brief: Unlikely
Eye infections require exposure to a possible organism and the susceptibility of your body.
We rub our eyes a lot in many circumstances and yet infection is uncommon. Computer work is drying and that is probably why you rub your eyes so often. Take with you a bottle of lubricating tears when you use a computer and apply this instead of rubbing.
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