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Question
Posted by: Talitha | 2020/02/03

Q.

How can I test my eyes to see if I have an infection?

I had sudden onset eye irritation a month ago. Started out dry, then itchy, then eyelids swelled. Profuse watering turned to white strandy mucous generated in my eyes constantly. In the mornings this appears a bit yellow and my eyes feel swollen and difficult to open. I have been treated for allergies. The symptoms persist. I have been given patanol eyedrops, oral cortizone, and antihistamines for allergies; fluconazole for vaginal thrush; and Cloxacillin to rule out staph. Doing everything to manage potential allergens. The problem persists. Where can i get an eye swab to rule out specific infections? Thank you!!!

Expert's Reply

A.

Optometrist
- 2020/02/05

Hi there


Sorry to hear you still struggling to find something that works. An ophthalmologist would be the best person to determine if a swab is necessary. 

Good luck! 

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