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When should I see a doctor for symptoms of a bacterial eye infection?

If you are experiencing symptoms of a bacterial eye infection, it is important to see your doctor to reduce complications and serious effects. You should see your doctor if you have redness, swelling, blurred vision, or drainage from your eye. You should also see your doctor if you experience vision changes or pain.

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Are bacterial eye infections serious?
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Yes, bacterial eye infections can be serious. Some types of eye infections can affect your vision, t...
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What are some common bacterial eye infections?
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Bacterial eye infections are infections in the various areas of the eye caused by different types of...
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Are there serious complications if bacterial eye infections are untreated?
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Yes, serious complications can result from untreated bacterial eye infections. Vision loss or comple...
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Do antibiotics really treat bacterial eye infections?
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Yes, antibiotics can and do effectively treat bacterial eye infections. Using antibiotic eye drops o...
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