Type of Eye Infection

There is a few type of eye infection. Get to know them so you can know the cause and prevent it from happen.


Its often know as Pinkeye. It happens when blood vessels in the conjunctiva, the thin outermost membrane surrounding your eyeball, become infected by bacteria or a virus. As a result, your eyes become pink or red, and inflamed. It can also result from allergies or exposure to chemicals, like chlorine, in swimming pools.


Keratitis is inflammation or infection of the cornea, which is the clear outer layer on the colored part of the eye. Keratitis results from either an infection (bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic) or an eye injury. Keratitis means swelling of the cornea and isn’t always infectious. You’re more likely to develop keratitis if:

  • you wear contact lenses
  • your immune system is weak from another condition or illness
  • you live somewhere that’s humid and warm
  • you use corticosteroid eyedrops for an existing eye condition
  • your eye is injured, especially by plants with chemicals that can get into your eye


Endophthalmitis is an infection of the fluid or tissue inside the eye. It requires immediate medical treatment, or it may cause blindness. Some symptoms to watch out for, especially after surgery or an eye injury, include:

  • mild to severe eye pain
  • partial or complete vision loss
  • blurry vision
  • redness or swelling around the eye and eyelids
  • eye pus or discharge
  • sensitivity to bright lights


Sty is a common eye infection that always happen. A sty is a pimple-like bump that develops from an oil gland on the outer edges of your eyelids. These glands can get clogged with dead skin, oils, and other matter and allow bacteria to overgrow in your gland. The resulting infection causes a sty.

Sty symptoms include:

  • pain or tenderness
  • itchiness or irritation
  • swelling
  • producing more tears than usual
  • crustiness around your eyelids
  • increased tear production

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