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Eye Infection

Eye infection can present as itchy and watery eyes, redness, swelling, eye discharge, burning sensation, eye irritation, teary eye, etc. Conjunctivitis or pink eye is the most common eye infection caused by bacteria or viruses. A stye is the infection of the eyelid causing lumps on the eyelid. Uveitis is the inflammation of the middle layer of the eye or uvea. Keratitis is a corneal inflammation and is common among contact lens users. Antimicrobial eye drops are used to treat and relieve the symptoms.

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I have severe pain in my right eye. Is it a pink eye?

Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing severe eye pain in my right eye that is radiating down into my jaw, to my neck, to my forehead, and my skull. My eye is watery, red, and extremely swollen, and I have developed extreme photosensitivity in the affected eye. I was told a few days ago that this was the pink ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It appears to be bacterial conjunctivitis. Use Moxifloxacin eye drop six times a day for two weeks. Tobramycin eye drop four times a day for two weeks. Carboxymethyl Cellulose eye drops 10 times a day for two weeks. Polymixin and Chloramphenicol eye ointment at bedtime....  Read Full »

I sleep with my contact lenses on. Is it a problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I carelessly sleep with my soft color prescription contacts every night. After researching the danger of wearing contacts while sleeping, I became worried as I have done this for the past few months. I have never gotten an eye infection or any irritation because of this. Last night I took...  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your eyes are perfectly fine. However, daily removal of contact lenses at bedtime is advisable, so please continue this practice. Removing and applying contacts will not cause any infections. I suggest you maintain hygiene and wash your hands before applying and removin...  Read Full »

How to treat a stye that is not improving with home remedies?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a stye in my eyes for the past few days. However, it did not resolve by using warm water. Can you suggest me a treatment for that? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you follow some instructions. Do warm compresses instead of warm water. Take a clean cloth, dip it in bearable water and keep it on your closed eyelid for about ten minutes, thrice a day. Take over-the-...  Read Full »

I have a pink fluid appearance in both my eyes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a tissue or fluidy appearance in the outer corner of both eyes. It is pink in color. I noticed it a few months ago and I do not remember it being like this since childhood. I will attach an image for better understanding. Please suggest me a treatment for it.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and seen the image that you have attached (attachement removed to protect the patient's identity). The abnormal appearance in your eye can be due to two reasons .Firstly, it could be an enlarged lacrimal sac (dacryoadenitis). This is usually as...  Read Full »

Why do I have redness and swelling in the corner of my eye?

Query: Hello doctor, I have redness and swelling in the corner of my eye. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. I have a few questions. 1. Since how long it has been like this? 2. Is there any discharge or stickiness? 3. Are you suffering from a sore throat, cold, or fever? 4. Is it one eye or both eyes? Kindly update us with the answers. Thank...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get ribbon-like stools with cramps?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old woman. I asked a question concerning my stools last week as well, as there was some visible mucus. Since then, the mucus is a lot less, and I was seen by a doctor who performed an anoscopy, which was expected. He told me not to worry. My stools usually are quite wel...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, I remember about the last time we had a conversation. Anoscopy was expected to be normal since it was only local irritation of the rectal lining due to local trauma, as we discussed last time. I hope you have avoided the rectal temp. I was monitoring afterward. ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from eye redness and irritation. How can I overcome it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from irritation and redness in both eyes and occasional build of ground in the inner corners of my eyes. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This may be due to conjunctivitis (eye infection). Use Moxifloxacin eye drops four times a day. Use Loteprednol eye drops four times a day. Warm compress three times a day. I hope this helps. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or concerns. Than...  Read Full »

I am suffering from an eye infection and rheumatoid arthritis. Is it curable?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from an eye infection (rheumatoid arthritis). My HLA b27 report is positive. What medicines should I take, Is it curable? If it is permanent what preventions I can take? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Rheumatoid arthritis has a dry eye as an association which leads to frequent infections (Sjogren syndrome). There are two lines of treatment which includes controlling ocular dryness and inflammation an controlling systemic inflammation. For ocular dryness, a combina...  Read Full »

My left eye is red, has mild pain, and I cannot open it. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am unable to open my left eye. It is red and has mild pain. I washed my eyes several times but did not use any eyedrops. Please suggest medicine. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It looks like an eye infection. I have some suggestions for you. You can start with eye drop Moxifloxacin four times a day. Oral painkiller (if available at home can use same or buy from the pharmacy) twice a day for three ...  Read Full »

Can I use the prescribed eye drops for a 3-month-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3 months old baby got an infection in his right eye. It became red and appears like a layer covered the eye. The tears keep coming from his right eye. He was prescribed to use Alcon Vigamox sterile 5 mL and Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic ointment. Is it fine to use for a 3 months old?  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. As per your history, your child seems to have developed some kind of eye infection. The treatment that is being given is absolutely perfect. 2. However, up to the age of 6 months, many children have eye discharge. Most eye discharges are non-infective and caused m...  Read Full »

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