This is a serious infection of the cornea (the transparent and most anterior part of the eye). Milder infections can be treated with intensive drops at home, but more serious infections might need admission to hospital for intensive day and night eye treatment. Contact lenses related eye infections can be serious and often will require review by an ophthalmologist. The earlier the better because some bad infections can damage the cornea within 48 hours leading to corneal scarring or melting, and loss of vision.
Our expertise in managing eye surface diseases and infections means that you are in the best hands to treat your eye infection. Most corneal infections are mild and contact lenses related.
However, corneal infection can be severe and need hospital admission and intensive treatment. Early treatment is a key for better outcomes. As a result of corneal infection, the cornea might become cloudy and loose its transparency to light. Vision could be badly affected. Surgical intervention/lasers/collagen cross-linking are options in managing infectious keratitis (corneal infection) or its sequels.