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Eye Infections | Conjunctivitis | Stye | MedlinePlus

Eye Infections | Conjunctivitis | Stye | MedlinePlus

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Eye Infections

Wear Contacts? Avoid Eye Infections

Wearing contact lenses puts you at a greater risk of eye infections. To reduce your chances of infection, you should:
  • Clean and disinfect your lenses properly
  • Remove your contact lenses before swimming
  • Replace your contact lens storage case every 3 months

Eye Infections

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The primary NIH organization for research on Eye Infections is theNational Eye Institute


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Your eyes can get infections from bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Eye infections can occur in different parts of the eye and can affect just one eye or both. Two common eye infections are
  • Conjunctivitis - also known as pinkeye. Conjunctivitis is often due to an infection. Children frequently get it, and it is very contagious.
  • Stye - a bump on the eyelid that happens when bacteria from your skin get into the hair follicle of an eyelash.
Symptoms of eye infections may include redness, itching, swelling, discharge, pain, or problems with vision. Treatment depends on the cause of the infection and may include compresses, eye drops, creams, or antibiotics.

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