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Fungal Eye Infections: What You Need To Know

Posted by Optipak_Admin | January 01, 2017

If you wear contact lenses, you need to make sure you know all there is to know about fungal eye infections so you can prevent them from happening to you. Luckily, such infections are very rare but they can be quite serious if you do come down with one so it’s best that you know what the symptoms are in order to protect yourself properly.

You can start experiencing symptoms from between a couple of days to a couple of weeks after the fungi has entered the eye, and you may well start experiencing eye pain, redness, blurred vision, discharge, excessive tearing and sensitivity to light. If you exhibit any of these symptoms, make an appointment with your eye doctor immediately and if you do wear contact lenses, make sure you take them out straightaway.

The most common way you can get an infection is through an injury to your eye, but you can also experience problems after eye surgery or an injection. Contact lens solution has been known to cause eye infections as well, so make sure you always clean and care for your lenses properly.

Treatments for eye infections depend on the type of fungus involved, how bad it is and the parts of the eye that have been affected. You may have to use anti-fungal eye drops, medication as a pill or through a vein, or injected into your eye. If it’s severe, you may be required to have eye surgery if you don’t respond to your anti-fungal medication in the first place.

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