Infections come in a variety of types. They can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi and they can affect pretty much any part of the body. The eye is no exception, and there are numerous infections that can affect this part of the body. They can be both uncomfortable and unsightly, and they can pose a threat to your eyesight if left untreated.
The good news is that eye infections are usually fairly easy to cure, even if it does take a few days. Eye infections are notoriously contagious, though, so it is important to take precautions to prevent them from being spread.
Here are a few of the symptoms that people with an eye infection can expect to experience.
Symptom #1: Sensitivity to Light
When it is daylight, our irises close up to limit the amount of light that is able to enter into the eye. Alternatively, when it is dark, they will open to allow more light in. This simple system allows us to be able to see in both daytime and when there is limited light available.
The closing of the iris when a lot of light is present helps to protect our eyes from damage. Too much light can be quite uncomfortable and even painful for us. Even otherwise normal levels of light can be uncomfortable for us when we have an eye infection.