There are different types of eye infections and their symptoms differ accordingly. If you have been experiencing any of the symptoms that are mentioned here, consult an eye specialist immediately:
1) Severe redness in the inner eyelid of the white part of the eyes:-
Severe redness in the eyes is commonly associated with Conjunctivitis (aka Pinkeye). It is basically inflammation of the conjunctiva, a thin and clear layer of tissue in the white part of the eyes.
There are several reasons why conjunctivitis happens. Some of them include – parasites, fungi, reaction to eyedrops, and exposure to irritants such as swimming pool chlorine water, smoke, and dirt.
2) Decreased vision and eye pain:-
Decreased vision and eye pain are the two major symptoms of Keratitis, inflammation of the cornea. Exposure to contaminated water, viruses, contaminated contact lenses, and physical eye injuries such as scratches are the common causes of Keratitis.
If left untreated, Keratitis can lead to corneal swelling, corneal ulcers, and blindness. There are two types of Keratitis: Infectious and Non-infectious Keratitis; the treatment options vary accordingly.
3) Foreign body sensation in the cornea:-
Sensation of foreign body (or a feeling that something’s stuck) in the cornea is a classic symptom of corneal ulcer. Corneal ulcer is characterised by an open sore that forms on the cornea.
Viral eye infections, including Herpes Simplex Keratitis, Acanthamoeba Keratitis, and Fungal Keratitis, are the common causes of corneal ulcer. Common symptoms of Corneal Ulcer include white spots on the cornea, blurred vision, sore eyes, and excessive tearing. For treatment, eye doctors usually prescribe antiviral, antibacterial, or antifungal eye medication.
4) Floaters and/or spots in the field of vision:-
Seeing floaters and/or spots in the field of vision are generally related to Uveitis – inflammation of the middle layer of the eye caused by a range of conditions. Physical eye injury and bacterial and viral infections are the common causes of Uveitis.
Different types of Uveitis include Anterior Uveitis, Pan-uveitis, Posterior Uveitis, and Intermediate Uveitis. The most common type of Uveitis is inflammation of the iris. The treatment for Uveitis depends upon its type. Lack of proper treatment for the eye infection can increase the risk of retinal edema, glaucoma, and cataracts.
5) Eyelid swelling and frequent tearing:-
If you have a swollen eyelid accompanied by pain and frequent tears, you may be suffering from Sty (aka Stye). It’s a painful lump that grows in the edge of the eyelid. Although a Sty commonly forms on the outer part of the eyelids, it can form on the inner part of the eyelids as well.
Apart from eyelid swelling and frequent tears, other symptoms, including severe eyelid pain and eye redness. Although a sty can go on its own, you can take extra measures such as gently massaging the swollen area with a soft piece of cloth soaked in warm water. This will help the infected area heal faster.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, visit the nearest Disha Eye Hospital.
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