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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How can my wife avoid passing on her eye infection to our child?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has red eyes. We think that it is spreading to the other eye too. We visited an ophthalmologist, and she said that it was viral conjunctivitis. She has been prescribed Gatifloxacin eye drops four to five times a day and Moxicip ointment at night. This was three days back. How c...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here are a few tips to avoid transmitting eye infections to those around you: Handle your child only when no one else can. Do wash your hands before and after instilling your eye drops. Wash your hands before handling your child (the most important step). Keep your h...  Read Full »

I am experiencing severe pain in my right eye, which is also watery, red, swollen, and photosensitive. Is it 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 icliniq.com. It appears to be bacterial conjunctivitis. Use, 1. Moxifloxacin eye drop six times a day for two weeks. 2. Tobramycin eye drop four times a day for two weeks. 3. Carboxymethyl Cellulose eye drops 10 times a day for two weeks. 4. Polymixin and Chloramphenicol eye oin...  Read Full »

My eye got swollen after wearing contact lenses all day. Will it heal on its own?

Query: Hello doctor,I have scratched the cornea of my eye twice in the last two weeks. The first time was two weeks ago when I was wearing my contacts for an extended time (no more than normal) and started feeling severe pain, tearing, swelling of my right eye. It felt like the contact in my eye folded ove...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like you have a huge epithelial defect due to trauma caused by contact lenses. But the possibility of infection can only be ruled out by examining your eye. It would have been great if you would have attached a photograph but, let me suggest some medication ...  Read Full »

Is parasitic eye infection contagious?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend had some irritation in her eye. So, we went to the doctor, who said she has a parasite in her eye. After reading about it on the internet, I am worried that she might go blind. It is a very new relationship, so I wanted to know if it is contagious?  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The parasite inside the eye is usually, cysticercus or hydatid. It is not transmitted through natural sexual routes. It is usually ingested through food.Some parasites, for example, lice or mites infesting the eyelashes are transmitted through physical contact. But, they ...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest to me ways to get rid of a stye?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to bed about a week ago and woke up and saw that I developed some type of a stye in the eye. But I am not very sure. I do not know what it is. It is still about the same size. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the site of the lesion. Probably it is present on the inner side of the eyelid. And based on your details, the Differential diagnosis are: Stye. Chalazion. Nonspecific blepharitis. Stye:- So basically, it could be a superficial bacterial infect...  Read Full »

I have redness and an infection in my left eye that did not improve with eye drops. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have redness in my left eye, and it looks infected. I have tried eye drops. But there is no effect, and I think I need an antibiotic.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes of redness, like infection, allergy, or dryness. Without proper eye examination, we cannot be sure if this redness is due to infection or something else. Kindly share a photo of the eye for better evaluation. If you just want the name of the antib...  Read Full »

For the past eight days, I have had swelling and infection in my eye, which has a lens installed. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an infection inside my eye and swelling from the outside. It has been eight days. There is little pain inside the eye. I am using Co-Dorzal eye drops, and Hylo 2 percent eye drops. The infected eye has a lens installed.   Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and it looks like an internal hordeolum. Please start on hot fomentation over the same eye at least thrice a day for one week. I suggest you consult a specialist and start the following ...  Read Full »

I have been sleeping at night for a few months without removing my contacts. Will it cause eye problems?

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 icliniq.com. 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 removing ...  Read Full »

Is Eczemus (Tacrolimus) 0.03 % ointment safe for eye treatment?

Query: Hi, I was wondering if you could consult me about an ointment. Is Eczemus (Tacrolimus) 0.03 % ointment safe for eye treatment?  Read Full »

Dr. Ammar Zahid Malik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Tacrolimus 0.03 % is used for allergic conjunctivitis treatment. It is an alternative to steroids and antiallergic drugs, but they are safer than steroids. It is also used in multiple other indications but most commonly i...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi, 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.   Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It looks like an eye infection. I have these suggestions for you- 1. You can start with eye drop Moxifloxacin 4 times a day. 2. Oral painkiller (if available at home can use same or buy from the pharmacy) twice a day for thre...  Read Full »

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