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Eye Infections and Irritations

The eye, like any other organ, is susceptible to disorders and infections. Many of these can be simply fixed. Find out more about your symptom.
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Eye Infections and Irritations

13 Eye Infections and Irritations

Allergies

Symptoms Include:
Redness  |  Rash  |  Sneezing  | Itch

 

A reaction to typically harmless items such as pollens, meals, and medicines causes an allergy. In most cases, these drugs are harmless. When you’re allergic to anything, your body recognises it as a ‘danger’ and reacts.

 

Related Conditions:
Anaphylaxis

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

Symptoms Include:
Eyestrain  |  Headaches  |  Blurred vision  |  Dry eyes  |  Pain

 

Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is a type of eye strain that occurs when you use a computer or other digital device for an extended period of time. Anyone who has spent more than a few hours on a computer or other digital device has likely experienced some of the side effects of long-term computer use.

Contact Lens Discomfort

Symptoms Include:
Eyestrain  |  Headaches  |  Blurred vision  |  Dry eyes  |  Pain

 

Stinging and itching, as well as gritty or burning sensations in and around the eye, are common symptoms of contact lens discomfort. Other symptoms include light sensitivity, eye redness, excessive wetting, eye dryness, or the sensation of a foreign object in the eye.

Conjunctivitis

Symptoms Include:
Sticky eye | Redness | Discharge

 

The thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye is reddened and inflamed by conjunctivitis. It’s a rather frequent ailment. Conjunctivitis is commonly referred to as “red eye.” Conjunctivitis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment, is discussed on this page.

 

Related Conditions:
Red eye

Dry eye syndrome

Symptoms Include:
Dry eyes | Red eye | Gritty eyes | Itch

 

Dry eye syndrome is a very prevalent problem. When the eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too soon, this occurs. The eyes get dry, red, swollen, and irritated as a result of this. If you experience any serious symptoms, consult your optometrist or doctor right away.

Double vision

Symptoms Include:
Double vision

 

When you stare at one item yet see two pictures, this is known as double vision (diplopia). If you or your child has double vision or other vision difficulties, you should consult an optician or your doctor (see signs of vision problems below).

Eyelid problems

Eyelid issues are prevalent, but they are rarely significant. If you’re concerned, see your doctor. If you feel discomfort in or around your eye, or if you have any new, unexpected vision loss, contact a GP or GP out-of-hours service right away, or go to your nearest emergency department.

Foreign Objects / Eye Irritants

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Red eye | Blurred vision

 

A foreign object is anything that comes into contact with the eye, such as dust, grit, or any other substance. Most of the time, we don’t notice these items because they’re so minute – and if they do get into our eyes, they’re harmless and quickly removed.

Infected Tear Duct

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Red eye | Excessive tearing

 

This inflammation of the tear drainage system in one or both eyes, also known as dacryocystitis, causes excessive tearing, redness, and discharge despite the absence of allergies, colds, or other issues.

Red-eye

Symptoms Include:
Red-eye

 

Red eye can be frightening, but it’s usually simply an indication of a small eye problem. If it hurts, it could be a sign of something more serious. If your red-eye doesn’t improve after a few days, consult a doctor.

Sties

Symptoms Include:
Lump | Redness | Pain

 

On the inside or outside of the eyelid, a stye is a tiny, painful bump (cyst). A bacterial infection is the most common cause of styes. They normally only affect one eye at a time. It’s possible to have styes in both eyes or many styes in the same eye.

 

Related Conditions:
Eyelid problems | Blepharitis

Tired Eyes

Symptoms Include:
Dry eyes | Redness | Pain  |  Irritation  |  Watery eyes  |  Blurred vision

 

Tired eyes is another term for what is often referred to as eyestrain, which occurs when the eyes get achy, weak, or heavy as a result of prolonged use.

Watery Eyes

Symptoms Include:
Watery Eyes

 

Watery eyes occur when the eyes generate an excess of tears, or when the eyes produce more tears than they can effectively drain.
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