Eye infection symptom checker

Eye infections are quite common, and can be caused by:

  • Contact with someone who’s already got an eye infection
  • Low immune system - for example when you have a cold or the flu
  • Touching or rubbing your eyes when your fingers are not clean
  • Wearing contact lenses and having poor lens hygiene

Recognising common eye infections...



  • The white of your eye may look red or pink
  • Eyelids may be inflamed and sore
  • Eye may feel gritty and itchy
  • White or yellow sticky discharge from your eye
  • Eyelids may be stuck together in the morning
  • Discharge on the eyelashes



  • A painful lump on or inside the eyelid or around the eye
  • The skin may be red, swollen and filled with yellow pus like a pimple
  • Your eye may be red and watery but your vision should not be affected
  • Feels painful or tender when you blink



  • Crusting, swelling and redness of the eyelids
  • Eyes feel dry
  • A gritty feeling and burning sensation in the eye
  • Tiny flakes on the eyelids similar to fine dandruff
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of eyelashes or ingrown eyelashes
  • Styes
  • Small ulcers on the eyelids

The GoldenEye® range

GoldenEye® Drops

GoldenEye® Ointment

GoldenEye® Antibiotic Ointment - Chloramphenicol

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