According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 1 million people each year are diagnosed with an eye infection. Eye infections can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Another common source of eye infections is failing to care for and use contact lenses properly.
Eye infections can be quite irritating or painful, and, if left untreated, some eye infections can also cause permanent vision loss or damage to the eye. Some of the most common types of eye infections include: (more…)