We all know that feeling: The eyes get red and swollen. A foreign body sensation bothers us, there is burning or pain. Almost everyone gets an eye infection at some point in their lives. There is often a harmless irritation behind it, triggered by dust, allergens or prolonged computer work. The cause of the unpleasant symptoms can also be bacterial, viral or fungal infections. Sometimes there is an unnoticed injury behind it, or there is a foreign body in the eye. If the causes are treated too late, this can lead to serious complications and even blindness.
If your symptoms do not subside quickly, you should definitely see your ophthalmologist.