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Eye infections

Eye infections can be caused by either viruses or bacteria, or occasionally by a fungus. Conditions such as pink eye conjunctivitis and blepharitis (infection of the eye lid) cause puffy, swollen, watery and painful eyes. Treatment often involves eye drops and sometimes antibiotics. Other eye diseases such as glaucoma can mimic the symptoms of eye infections, so you should see your doctor if your symptoms don’t rapidly improve by themselves. If you experience any loss of vision, you should immediately seek medical assistance. Follow the links below to find trusted information about eye infections.

Last reviewed: August 2014

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Conjunctivitis in babies, children & teens | Raising Children Network

Conjunctivitis is a type of eye infection. Its very common and very contagious. Your child needs to see a GP for the right conjunctivitis treatment.

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Dry eyes and irritation - myDr.com.au

Dry eye includes dry or watery eyes and eye irritation. Dry eye occurs in people who produce fewer or lower quality tears. Find out what products are available for dry eyes and eye irritation.

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Trachoma disease - causes & treatment - Fred Hollows

The Fred Hollows Foundation's programs treat various eye diseases which can lead to blindness. Find out more about these devastating eye conditions.

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CiloQuin Eye drops - myDr.com.au

CiloQuin Eye drops - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Ciloxan Eye drops - myDr.com.au

Ciloxan Eye drops - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Zovirax Ophthalmic Ointment - myDr.com.au

Zovirax Ophthalmic Ointment - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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