Eye Infection Treatment Plan
Red, hot, painful eyes? You wake up and know right away something is wrong.
Your eyes hurt, really hurt – they may feel “stuck together”. You look in the mirror and see obvious inflammation. Your eyes may be severely sun sensitive and/or have a discharge.
You drop in artificial tears, allergy drops or any kind of drops you have on hand but nothing helps – in fact, it only makes it worse. You have an eye infection.
What Is An Eye Infection? An eye infection is a serious, but remediable, condition that can occur in different parts of the eye and can affect just one eye or both. Two common eye infections are conjunctivitis also known as pinkeye, and a stye.
Conjunctivitis is often due to infection that causes inflammation on the outer layer of the white of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid. It makes the eye appear pink. The affected eye may become “stuck” shut in the morning. Children frequently get pink eye and it is very contagious.
A Stye is a bump on the eyelid that occurs when bacteria from your skin gets into the hair follicle of an eyelash. Sties can be quite painful.
What Causes An Eye Infection? Eye infections are caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses.
What Are The Remedies For An Eye Infection? First - STOP and call your eye doctor! You have an eye infection that must be treated by an eye doctor. You need antibiotic eye drops and you need them now.
Then Take These Steps:
- Remove contact lenses and do not wear contact lenses unless approved by the doctor.
- Avoid using eye makeup for 48 hours.
- THROW OUT YOUR EYE MAKEUP (mascara, liquid eye liner). It is contaminated. Sharpen eye pencils (and clean the sharpener). Don’t re-infect your eyes by using infected makeup applicators and brushes. Clean brushes in hot soapy and water.
- Wash eyelids and lashes morning and night with OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Plus Platinum Foaming Eyelid Cleanser. Specially formulated with anti-inflammatory ingredients for eye infections. The foaming action gently removes pollen, dust, dander and eye makeup that gets trapped in lashes and eyelids. Works better than plain water and won’t harm your eyes like other soaps – even baby shampoo.
- Apply Retaine MGD Emulsion Artificial Tears. With a thicker formula than most artificial tears, Retaine gives you longer lasting comfort. Designed for eye infections. Comes in convenient single-use vials to eliminate the possibility of contamination and can be used as needed through¬out the day.
- Wash your hands immediately after touching your eyes. You don’t want to transmit your infection to family or friends.
Post Eye Infection Maintenance Plan
The best way to prevent eye infections or keep them from returning is to follow a daily eye hygiene routine! Here is a simple daily routine you can implement immediately.
Cleanse – Condition - Hydrate
- To reduce the risk of future eye infections the doctor recommends you continue washing eyelids and lashes morning and night with OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Plus Platinum Foaming Eyelid Cleanser.
- Eye makeup, sun, wind, pollution and pollen are all tough on eyelids and lashes. Use daily Retaine Liposome Spray, to cool, moisturize and refresh eyelids and lashes. It refreshes and conditions eyelids to prevent dry, scratchy, itchy and irritated eyes.
- If you have broken or missing eyelashes use RevitaLash® Advanced Eyelash Conditioner to moisturize lashes, protect against breakage and regenerate new healthy lashes.
- For thinning brows use RevitaBrow® Advanced Brow Conditioner to moisturize the eyebrows and help guard against brittleness and breakage.
To enhance immune system and aid healing
- Take 1 teaspoon of PRN Dry Eye Omega Benefits Liquid throughout the day preferably with meals for at least 60 days. Can be continued indefinitely if desired.
- Apply Retaine MGD Emulsion Artificial Tears. With a thicker formula than most artificial tears, Retaine gives you longer lasting comfort. Comes in convenient single-use vials to eliminate the possibility of contamination and can be used as needed through¬out the day.
- Hydrate from the inside out. Drink 8 glasses of water each day. Eyes need water too!
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