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What causes severe eye infection?

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Posted on Wed, 5 Nov 2014
Question: I have severe eye infections. 3 doctors said 3 different things, 1 allergies, 1 bacterial and one viral conjunctitis. Is there not a test perhaps to ensure?
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (0 minute later)
Hi conjunctival scraping will help to establish the etiology.
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At what point i wonder would that be advisable since none of three recommended?
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu (15 hours later)
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Hi,Madam.

I have read your query and understand your concern.

Conjunctival scraping is needed in conditions where the infection has not resolved with antibiotic therapy or if the diagnosis is uncertain.

You can undergo this procedure at this instance to document the accurate cause.

This procedure involves scrapings obtained taken under local anesthesia and gentle use of platinum spatula.

The results can be obtained in 72 hours.It is interpreted based on the cellular responses in the scaping.

An obstruction of lacrimal system has to be suspected in case of non resolution of eye infections.

Post your further queries if any.
Thank you
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Hi conjunctival scraping will help to establish the etiology.