One of the most common eye infections is conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, and characterized by redness, irritation and discharge. As the following symptom chart shows, certain symptoms are common to several different kinds of eye infections.
Diagnosis and Prevention
Because some infections can cause serious vision impairment or even blindness, it is important to see Phoenix Ophthalmologists for diagnosis. Early diagnosis is particularly important in the case of serious infections, such as bacterial keratitis. Certain eye infections are also particularly associated with contact lens use. Learn more about safe handling of contact lenses.