Eye infections are bothersome to say the least and can cause serious irritation. Most people, including children, are susceptible to a number of bacteria, fungal and viral infections, which can affect one eye or both. Typically, the two most common types of eye infections are conjunctivitis and sties, which develop when an oil gland at the edge of an eyelid becomes infected.
Eyes are sensitive organs and the slightest symptoms can cause discomfort. Some of the common indications include:
There can be a number of other reasons behind eye infections, including chemicals, minor injuries, eye allergies and irritation from contact lenses. Just like other allergies, eye allergies are also common and can leave you with a red and sore eye with itchiness.
Eye infections can be dangerous and even lead to loss of vision, when untreated. Healthcare professionals generally do a clinical examination, following which, eye drops and other medications may be suggested. For common eye problems, such as conjunctivitis, antibiotic eye-drops can be prescribed, while in case of chemical eye burns, anesthetic eye drops may be used to clean the eye area.
If you have any kind of discomfort or pain in the eye, you should consult a medical provider immediately without any further delay. It is never advisable to wait for the symptoms to amplify as there can be serious consequences. Redness, swelling and pain in the eye can be a result of viral or bacterial infection and must be checked by a healthcare expert, who may refer the case to an ophthalmologist.
The simplest way to avoid eye infections is to maintain good eye and face hygiene. People who wear contact lenses are often more prone to infections. If you feel any kind of discomfort with lenses, make sure to switch to glasses. Contact lenses shouldn’t be used for more than a few hours at a stretch. It is also advisable to keep away from people having an eye infection, especially the contagious type.
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