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Eye infections occur when bacteria, virus, or fungus enter the eye and affect the eyelid, cornea, or conjunctiva. The common symptoms of eye infections are redness, itching, pain, discomfort, burning, discharge, light sensitivity, swelling, blurred vision, and watery eyes. Pinkeye or conjunctivitis, keratitis, stye, uveitis, and fungal infection are the most commonly seen eye infections. To prevent eye infections, avoid contact with a person with an eye infection, wash your hands frequently, and use hand sanitizers and anti-infective sprays. Sleeping while wearing contact lenses increases the risk of catching an eye infection. If the eye infection is bacterial, then antibiotic eye drops are used, and viral infections resolve on their own or antiviral and steroid eye drops are used to reduce inflammation. And antifungal eye drops are prescribed for fungal infections.
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