Eye Infection Information
An Eye Infection
can lead to permanent damage if nothing is done within a reasonable amount of time.
When an infection of the eye happens it is usually due to bacteria or another form of virus entering into the eye. There types of infections greatly depend on what virus has entered into the eye.
The most common infection is bacterial conjunctivitis or Blepharitis.
Both contain roughly the same symptoms, inflammation to the eye or eyes, redness, burning eyes, and itchiness are among the similar symptoms. However, it should be greatly noted that bacterial conjunctivitis is contagious and Blepharitis is not.
The eye is typically exposed to a variety of bugs and viruses. When the defenses of the eye are weaken, there is a higher chance of an infection to occur.
Infection can be caused by the own body (like too much bacteria produced by the eyes) or from a foreign substance (like rubbing dirt in the eyes that the fingertips have touched). Any trauma to the eye, improperly cleaned Contact Lenses, allergies, and poor immune system can all result to reacquiring infections.
Eye infections are not more likely or less likely to occur based on race or age. All Eye Care Professionals and Eye Care Specialists take infection of the eyes seriously because if they go untreated, it could cause serious Eyesight Disorders that Can Not be easily treated or could be extremely expensive.
It is always good to go to an eye practitioner long before the infection becomes serious. Having a contagious eye infection could also affect other members of the family. Waiting for the condition to worsen or spread will probably end up costing you more money in the long run.
People who needed any surgery done to their eyes are more likely to have an infection. This is because the eye is at a weak state after the treatment.
It is more important than ever to take any antibiotics given to you by your doctor. You must continue to take it until the pill's or drops are all gone to help prevent any complications.
To help Protect Your Eyesight, it is best to not come in contact with anybody's eye drainage.
This is probably one of the main ways to get an eye infection and probably the hardest to prevent if you are not aware the person has an infection. The drainage in the infected eye contains a strong concentrated form of the virus.
If a person accidentally touches the drainage in their eye, the virus will remain on their hands. This is probably why the other eye becomes infected - the hand rubs the 'clean' eye with the virus present.
Transmission could be if someone shakes your hand with the virus present and you rub your eyes with your fingertips. It is recommended to rub your eyes with the back of your finger instead of the front.
Typically you should not share any eye type Eye Care Products, like eye make up, contact lens solution, containers, and actual contact lenses.
Wash your hands with clean water and soap before touching your eyes and to avoid any contaminated water.
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