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Inflammation of the eye is a very annoying health problem due to the deterioration of the ability to see. Inflammation of the eye may be due to a simple cause such as the entry of a speck of dust in the eye, and it may also portend a serious disease such as iritis, which threatens the patient with blindness if not treated.
German ophthalmologist Ludger Follring explained that eye inflammation appears in the form of eye redness and increased tear production, noting that this inflammation may be due to a simple reason represented in the entry of a speck of dust in the eye.
Fullring added that eye inflammation may also be due to a lack of lacrimal fluid or suffering from an allergy such as pollen allergy.
And Follring added that inflammation of the eye may herald a serious disease such as uveitis, which may lead to blindness if not treated.
For his part, German ophthalmologist Philip Stephen indicated that eye inflammation may indicate conjunctivitis, which leads to an increase in tearful secretions with itching, or keratitis, which is accompanied by severe pain with a feeling of burning and decreased vision.
Is eye infection contagious?
And whether eye inflammation is contagious or not, Stephen explained, depends on the type of inflammation. An eye infection is contagious if it is caused by viruses and bacteria, such as conjunctivitis and keratitis. Here, the patient must adhere to hygiene requirements; For example, he must not use towels shared with others.
Eye inflammation is not contagious if it is caused by an allergy such as pollen allergy or if it is caused by iritis, which is associated with rheumatic diseases.
duration of suffering
Stephen pointed out that the duration of the suffering depends on the cause of the disease and the treatment as well, explaining that the bacterial infection often lasts between three to five days on average, while the viral infection lasts for several weeks or more. If the inflammation is caused by an allergy, it can take weeks to months for the patient to recover.
To speed up the pace of recovery, some important points should be taken into account, such as reducing periods of sitting in front of a computer screen and reducing eye-stressful activities such as reading. You should also take a walk in the fresh air, while you should not visit the sauna and swimming pools to prevent new germs from entering the eye.
In general, doctors recommend visiting a doctor if the redness of the eye persists for more than two days to determine the true underlying cause and to undergo treatment in a timely manner.
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