Eye infections are one of the most common eye conditions in the world. While some occur in mild forms and disappear on their own, others might worsen and lead to complications such as blurry vision and light sensitivity.
Below is a list of common eye infections one should be aware of:
Uveitis is the swelling of uvea; the middle layer of the eyes. In most cases, uveitis occurs from infection. The eye condition may occur due to other causes as well.
Uveitis occurs in a mild form, in most cases, and is not serious. Even then, it is essential to get it treated in order to lower the chances of visual blurriness. Some of the common symptoms of uveitis include eye pain, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, redness, and seeing floaters.
If you are experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, do not neglect them, quickly get them diagnosed by an eye doctor. If you are located in Kolkata, visit your closest Disha Eye Hospital. Our eye care team is proud to have some of the best eye doctors in Kolkata. To book an appointment online, visit http://www.dishaeye.org
Conjunctivitis (also known as pink eye) occurs when the conjunctiva suffers from swelling or inflammation. The conjunctiva is the thin membrane that lines the inside of the eyelid and the white part of the eyeball. Viruses of common cold also cause conjunctivitis. It may occur from allergy, caused by wearing contact lenses. Other causes of conjunctivitis include reaction to eye drops, coming in contact with irritants (swimming pool chlorine, smoke, and shampoo), an allergic reaction to smoke or pollen. Apart from eye redness, excessive tearing, itchiness, and light sensitivity are some of the common symptoms of conjunctivitis.
Blepharitis is the inflammation of the oil glands present in the eyelids. Bacterial growth on the eyelids, and the skin surrounding the eyelids, is one of the most common causes of blepharitis. Dandruff is one of the major risk factors of the eye condition.
Some of the common symptoms of blepharitis include crusty eyelashes, irritation (the feeling that something is stuck in the eye), burning sensation, eye redness, and sensitivity to light.
Keratitis occurs when there’s an inflammation on the cornea, the outer layer of the front part of the eyes. Keratitis primarily occurs from an infection; it can also result from a physical injury to the cornea. Infection-related keratitis is called infectious keratitis and non-infection related keratitis is called non-infectious keratitis.
Improper cleaning of contact lenses, and wearing contact lenses through the night could increase the risk of keratitis. Eye pain is the primary symptom of keratitis. Other keratitis symptoms include a feeling of something stuck in the eye, blurriness of vision, and sensitivity to light.
Sty occurs when the bacterium staphylococcus causes infection in the oil glands present in the eyelids. Sties are painful lumps that look red and form near the edge of the eyelids. In most cases, sties develop on the outside of the eyelids. However, they may gather on the inside area of the eyelids as well.
Some of the common symptoms of sties include a red lump that looks similar to a boil or a pimple, excessive tearing, swelling of the eyelids, and pain in the eyelids.
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