Learn what you need to know about treating these common infections.
  • Vaginal infection
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infection
  • Viral infections
  • Staph infections
 

 
 

 

Eye Infection Follow-Up

Reinfection may occur if preventive measures are not followed. Good hygiene is the best way to prevent reoccurrence and the spread of an eye infection.

Once a pink eye infection has been diagnosed and treated, use the following steps to help prevent reoccurance or the spread of the infection:

  • Don't touch your eyes with your hands.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.
  • Change your towel and washcloth daily, and don't share them with others.
  • Change your towel and washcloth daily, and don't share them with others.
  • Discard eye cosmetics, particularly mascara.
  • Don't use anyone else's eye cosmetics or personal eye-care items.
  • Follow your eye doctor's instructions on proper contact lens care.
  • If your child is infected, avoid close contact with other children.
If infection reoccurs or does not respond to treatment, your health care provider may refer you to a specialist (ophthalmologist) for further evaluation and treatment.