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The 11 Eye Infection Symptoms

By | source:Here Aug 27th, 2023

We all know that our eyes are very sensitive and vulnerable to infection. Most eye infections are caused by bacteria or viruses, but allergies can also cause redness and itching in the eyes. If you experience eye pain or blurry vision, you may have an eye infection—and it’s important that you see your doctor right away.

1. Red or Pink Eye

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a common condition that can be caused by bacteria or viruses. The most common symptom of pink eye is redness in one or both eyes with discharge that looks like pus. Other symptoms include itching, pain and sensitivity to light. If you have any of these symptoms for more than two days it’s important to see your doctor as soon as possible so they can diagnose the cause of your infection and treat it appropriately. The best way to avoid getting an eye infection is by washing hands regularly throughout the day (especially after using public restrooms). If someone else has come into contact with their eyes or nose while sneezing/coughing on something else like a door handle then be sure not touch those surfaces afterwards either since germs could still be present despite being cleaned off initially


2. Swollen Eye

A swollen eye is a red, painful and watery eye. Swollen eyes can be caused by allergies, infections, injuries or other conditions. A swollen eye is usually accompanied by discharge that drains out of the corner of your eye. The discharge may appear clear or yellowish in color and will typically contain pus (white blood cells), mucus (watery fluid) and/or blood cells if there has been an injury to the inside surface of your eyelid or eyeball making it very important that you seek medical attention if this happens so they can treat it accordingly!


3. Light Sensitivity

You might have heard that your eyes are sensitive to light, but you may not know exactly what this means. If your eyes are sensitive to light, they will hurt when exposed to bright lights or sunlight. This can happen even if you aren’t wearing sunglasses and it doesn’t matter if it’s cloudy outside–the sun will still be too bright for your eyes. The best way to describe this symptom is that it feels like a sudden headache when you look at something bright (like the sun). Another symptom of eye infections caused by bacteria or viruses is light sensitivity that makes it hard for you see clearly when there are strong sources of illumination in the environment around us (e.g., street lamps).


4. Pain in Eyes

You should be aware that pain in the eyes can be caused by many different things. It could be a sign of an eye infection, or it could be something as simple as eye strain. You should also know that if you experience any kind of discomfort in your eyes, it’s best to talk with a doctor right away–even if you’re unsure whether or not this symptom is actually related to anything serious. Painful symptoms like these may indicate an underlying condition such as glaucoma or diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar). Painful sensations can also result from foreign bodies lodged in your eyeball; chemical burns from chemicals such as bleach; allergies; infections like conjunctivitis (pink eye); herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infections which cause cold sores around the mouth but sometimes affect other parts of the body including eyes.


5. Discharge from Eyes

If you notice discharge from your eyes, it could be a sign that you have an eye infection. Eye discharge can be clear, yellow or green in color. It might also be watery, thick and sticky (like mucus), or pus-like. Eye infections are very common and often caused by bacteria or viruses that enter through the conjunctiva (the thin membrane lining the eyelid). These germs may enter through an infected cuticle on your finger (which you touch to your eye) or by touching something contaminated with germs such as dirt or dust particles in the air before sticking them into your eyes accidentally.


6. Teary Eye

If you’re experiencing teary eyes and other symptoms of an eye infection, it’s important to get it treated as soon as possible. Left untreated, an eye infection can lead to blindness or even death.


7. Itching

Itching is a common symptom of eye infections, especially if you have conjunctivitis or blepharitis (an inflammation of the eyelids). The itching may be present only in one eye or both eyes. It can also occur around your nose and on your face, which can make it difficult for you to sleep at night due to all that scratching!


8. Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are a common eye problem. They can be caused by a number of factors, including aging and environmental conditions. If you have dry eyes, you may experience redness around your eyelids and burning sensation or itching in the area around your eyes. You may also notice that it’s difficult to see clearly when looking at something up close (like when reading).


9. Blurred Vision

Blurred vision is a common symptom of eye infections, though it can also be caused by inflammation or trauma to the eye. If you’re experiencing blurred vision as a result of an infection and other symptoms like redness or pain have not developed yet, it’s likely that your condition will get worse over time. However, if you have been diagnosed with an eye condition such as glaucoma or cataracts (which cause permanent loss of vision), then your blurry vision may be permanent.


10. Sensation of Foreign Body in Eyes

This is another common symptom of eye infections, and it can be caused by a number of things. A foreign body in your eye may be a piece of dust, a grain of sand or even an insect that has flown into your eye and gotten stuck there. If you have this sensation but do not feel any pain or redness around the area where you feel it, then it’s likely just something small like dust or sand getting caught in the outer corner of your eyelid (called “corneal infiltrate”). This will usually go away on its own after several hours if left alone; however if it doesn’t go away within 24 hours then see an optometrist immediately because they’ll need to remove whatever is causing this discomfort before further damage occurs!


We hope that this article has given you a better understanding of what to look for if you suspect that you or someone else has an eye infection. If you think it’s something serious, don’t hesitate to see your doctor as soon as possible!