Our eyes are constantly exposed to a variety of germs, bacteria, and viruses. Sometimes our body's defenses fail to protect us and an eye infection begins. Conjunctivitis (pink eye), keratitis, uveitis, hordeolum (sty), blepharitis, cellulitis. Call us if you experience any of the following, common eye infection symptoms: eye discomfort, itching, pain, swelling, redness, discharge, and flaking skin that surrounds the eye.
Once the doctor determines the infection he will prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection and request you call him if your symptoms do not improve in a matter of days. Not only are these eye infections uncomfortable, if not treated properly they can damage your eye.