Eye infections

Eye infections are generally caused from a virus, bacteria or fungi. These infections can happen in either one or both eyes and can occur in different parts of the eye(s). There are various types of eye infections, the two most common being, conjunctivitis and styes. Conjunctivitis is caused from an infection, it is highly contagious and is very common among children. A stye is a bump located on the eyelids that is caused from bacteria from your skin getting into the hair follicles of an eyelash. Depending on the diagnosis, treatment may involve eye drops, creams or antibiotics, or a combination of these, or you may be simply asked to rinse the eye regularly with cool water for a few days until the infection clears.

Common symptoms

Different eye infections can cause different symptoms, but ones to look out for are:

  • Eye discomfort
  • Vision problems
  • Eye swelling
  • Redness
  • Itching

Although styes and conjunctivitis can go away on their own, in some cases medical treatment is required.

If you have been suffering with one or more of the above symptoms and they do not improve quickly, or you suspect things are getting worse, then you should consult a doctor, as they may be able to treat the infection with stronger medicines. Doing so with MeeDoc will allow you to do so quickly, easily and with no hassle.