Eye Infections

Eye infections occur when bacteria, fungi, or viruses infect the eyeball or the area surrounding it. People of all ages are susceptible to eye infections. Those who wear eye glasses, specifically those who don’t regularly clean them, are more at risk due to bacteria or fungal buildup.

The most common eye infection is conjunctivitis (or pink eye), an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva. The infection is highly contagious and is most common in children. Conjunctivitis can be caused by viral infections usually associated with the common cold, bacterial infections such as staphylococcal or streptococcal bacteria, and allergic reactions. Although less common, conjunctivitis can also be spread through STDS, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea.

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Discharge
  • Crusting over eyelid
  • Pain & itching in the eye
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Redness in the eye
  • Discharge
  • Swelling of eyelids


If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, any of our 4 clinics can evaluate you: New Orleans, Metairie, Westbank, and Laplace