Corneal infections are common concerns that have many contributors. This type of infection specifically affects the clear lens at the front of the eye (also known as the cornea), and may cause the affected person a degree of pain and discomfort.
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What Are Corneal Infections?

Corneal infections can range in severity, and are closely associated with the wearing of contact lenses. Either one or both of the eyes can be affected, and can spread from one eye to the other if good hygiene is not practiced effectively. Typically, a patient may experience redness and watery eyes, and should stop wearing contact lenses immediately until the infection has been treated. Our optical experts will assess the health of the eyes at a thorough eye examination if a patient is concerned about an infection, providing the most suitable treatment option for their individual situation.

What Are the Causes of Corneal Infections?

A infection can occur through the overwearing of contact lenses, or through poor hygiene practice, i.e: not cleaning them properly, not washing hands before application or administering damaged lenses. The condition is also associated with eye trauma or those with a weak immune system.

Corneal Infections
Corneal Infections
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What Is the Treatment for Corneal Infections?

Medication will usually help to clear the infection. This may be in the form of an antibiotic eye drop or ointment, and our experienced opticians will monitor your healing at planned follow-up appointments. Acantheamoeba keratitis is a severe, yet uncommon infection that may require admission to hospital for treatment.

What concerns are related to Corneal Infections?

  • Redness
  • Discomfort / feeling of irritation
  • Soreness when applying contact lenses
  • Watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Discharge
  • Sensitivity
Corneal Infections

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