Eye infections mostly occur when any harmful micro-organism like bacteria, fungi or viruses enters in any part of the eyeball. This includes the front surface of the eye known as cornea and the thin, moist membrane lining the outer eye and inner eyelids called conjunctiva.
Symptoms Of Eye Infection.
If you suspect an eye infection so visit your eye doctor for an eye exam as soon as possible. If you wear contact lenses so don’t wear it until you have visited your eye doctor for diagnosis. As there are many types of eye infections so only your doctor will find that what type of eye infection you have and how to treat it.
Kinds Of Eye Infections.
Some eye infections are as follows:
pink eye is a common eye infection. Mostly spread in children’s in care centers, in schools and similar environment. People working on schools or care center can also have risk of pink eyes as they spend more time with young children’s. Infants also acquire this infection during birth from mother.
Viral Eye Infections.
It contain ocular herpes. It is occur with exposure to the herpes simplex virus.
People who wear contact lenses are at risk of encountering parasites that can enter the eye and cause serious infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis.
To avoid this type of eye infection, contact lens wearer should follow some safety tips like avoid swimming while wearing contact lenses. If you do wear contact lenses while swimming so make sure to remove your lenses immediately afterward. Otherwise there is a risk of eye infections among contact lens wearer.
This eye infection related to Chlamydia Trachomatis and widely spread in the regions which are under-developed and become a cause of blindness. This infection was spread by flies and reinfection is a common problem. This infection infects the eyelid which start scar. Scarring in eyes damage tissue on the cornea and cause permanent blindness.
This infection is caused when bacteria enter into the eye from surgery such as cataract surgery, an injection into eyeball or an eye injury. The most likely cause of endophthalmitis is puncture wounds. The source for this infection comes from outside the body and hence called exogenous endophthalmitis.
Complications Of Eye Infection.
Interior portion of the upper and lower eyelids can be affected by infection to create stye.
When infection enters the eye’s tear glands they cause dacryostenosis and uveitis.
Infection can be an underlying cause of a corneal ulcer which resembles an abscess on the eye. And if it is not treated so corneal ulcer can cause vision loss.
most serious eye infections can go inside the eye to cause sight-threatening condition like endophthalmitis.
Ways to Prevent Eye Infections.
If you are near to person who has infection so avoid contact around your eyes until you wash your hands. You can use anti infective sprays and cleansers when you are in public place to avoid eye infections.
If your family member have red eyes so keep their bedding and towels away and don’t share their things.
If you wear contact lenses then follow safety tip for good hygiene.