Eye Infection

Visioncare Associates

B.G. Shily, O.D.

Specialty Contact Lens Practice located in Beverly Hills, CA

Are your eyes red, irritated, itchy or watery? Do you have a small painful bump at the edge of your eyelid? If you have any of the above symptoms, call B.G. Shily, OD, at Visioncare Associates, a specialty contact lens practice, in Beverly Hills, California. We would like to provide you with the highest quality eye care services with the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic instrumentation in a compassionate patient-centered environment. Please call our office or use the online booking agent to schedule an appointment if you concern and suspect you have an eye infection.

Eye Infection Q & A

What is an eye infection?

An eye infection is when a harmful substance, such as a virus, bacteria, or fungus, gets into your eye or the surrounding area. If you suspect at all that you may have an eye infection, it’s important to call our office as soon as you can. 

What are the symptoms of an eye infection?

Eye infections can cause a variety of different symptoms, depending on the part of the eye affected. Your symptoms may include:

  • Red eye
  • Eye discharge
  • Eye pain or itchiness
  • Watery or dry eyes
  • Itchiness
  • Blurry vision
  • Swelling around your eyes

What are the types of eye infections?


Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is a highly contagious eye infection caused by a virus or bacteria.

Viral keratitis

Viral keratitis refers to a viral infection of the eye. Ocular herpes is an example of a type of viral keratitis.

Fungal keratitis

Fungal keratitis is a fungal infection of the eye.

Acanthamoeba keratitis

Contact lens wearers are at an increased risk of these types of eye infection, which is why is recommended that you should not wear contact lenses while swimming.

How are eye infections treated?

Dr. Shily creates an individualized treatment plan to help clear up your eye infection and prescribes both oral and topical antibiotics. The good news is, with prompt care, your infection should clear up in a matter of days.

To help ease any pain, Dr. Shily may also prescribe a topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent.

What if I have something stuck in my eye?

If you have a foreign object stuck in the cornea, eyelid, or conjunctiva of your eye, Dr. Shily can remove it. Getting any objects removed from your eye quickly may help prevent further damage.

For individualized treatment of an eye infection, call Visioncare Associates, or use the online booking agent to schedule an appointment.


To learn more about different types of eye infections, corneal abrasions, infiltrates, keratitis, ulcers, lid hygiene, and pink eye,  please click the following links:

National Eye Institute: https://nei.nih.gov/

Web MD: https://www.webmd.com/eye-health/eye-infection-symptoms-types#1

Bio Tissue: http://www.biotissue.com/patients/our-products.aspx