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How do bacterial eye infections affect other illnesses?

Similar symptoms between bacterial eye infections and other illnesses can make it difficult to diagnose the type of infection. Due to vague symptoms and appearance, bacterial eye infections can be misdiagnosed as other eye problems. Additionally, other illnesses can make you more susceptible to the development of bacterial eye infections. HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and disorders that affect your immune system may increase your risk of developing bacterial eye infections.

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