Eye Care Expert Forum
staph infection
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

staph infection

i saw a dr. yesterday who said i have a staph infection of my eye.. and keratitis of my cornea. please explain to me what this means?
Related Discussions
284078_tn?1282620298
The staph bacteria colonize eyelid and release debris and toxins onto the conjuctiva and cornea which can cause white blood cells to attack the debris and in the process also the peripheral cornea - causing pain and redness and a dangerous inflammation of cornea.  Treatment is eliminating bacteria on lids with baby shampoo scrubs, proper antibiotic drops and/or ointment and often steroid drops are needed for a while as well.  If treated well, you should have a rapid improvement.  

MJK MD
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I am diabetic and I have a staff inflamation (inflammation) in both eyes. I am treating it with baby shampoo washes and steroid drops as you said  but what is the future?

Will the straff remain perminantly in my eye when I get better?

Is this likely to develop into glocoma and blindness in time.?

Will the staph infection always be there and likely to cause problems or will this treatment cure it?

How can someone get this?
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
233488_tn?1310696703
John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Discover Vision Centers of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
2078052_tn?1331936700
Doreen Fazio, M.D.Blank
Amerisight Institute and Valley Eye Center
Van Nuys, CA
1731421_tn?1358826971
Timothy D McGarity, M.D.Blank
Timothy D. McGarity, M.D. P.C.
Columbia, MO
711220_tn?1251894727
Ray T Oyakawa, MDBlank
Sharper Vision Centers
Torrance, CA
1573381_tn?1296151159
Houman Vosoghi, MDBlank
Valley Eye Center/Darin Eye Center
Van Nuys, CA
1991824_tn?1331936603
William Goldstein, MDBlank
William S. Goldstein, MD
Shelby Township, MI
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank