Eye infections are caused by a virus or bacteria in the environment that attacks the eye.
The most common of these infections is conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye.
An eye infection can happen in almost any part of the eye, such as the eyelid
( blepharitis ), the vitreous (vitritis), the optic nerve (neuroretinitis) and the cornea
- Chronically Red Eye
- Watery Eyes
- Eye Swelling
- Eye Pain
Treatment May Include
- antiviral medication, such as acyclovir (Zovirax), as eye drops, oral medications,
or topical ointments.
- debridement, or brushing off your cornea with cotton to get rid of infected cells.
- corticosteroid eye drops to relieve inflammation if the infection spreads further
into your eye (the stroma)