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Eye discharge

Eye discharge: Introduction

Eye discharge: Eye discharge refers to secretions or exudate produced by the eye. See detailed information below for a list of 34 causes of Eye discharge, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Eye discharge:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Eye discharge. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Eye discharge

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Causes of Types of Eye discharge:

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Eye discharge: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Eye discharge, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Eye discharge Treatments

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Stories from Users for Eye discharge

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Message Boards for Eye discharge

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Eye discharge or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Eye discharge:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Eye discharge. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect the eye noting the nature of redness, if present. This will help delineate conjunctivitis, episcleritis, scleritis and uveitis
    • Look for any foreign bodies, especially under the eyelids
    • Inspect under the upper eyelid for fine follicles (which indicate a viral infection) or for a cobblestone appearance (which indicates allergic conjunctivitis)
    • Use fluorescein staining of the cornea to detect any corneal ulceration which may cause a reflex watering of the eye. Branch like ulceration is diagnostic of herpes simples infection of the eye
    • Feel for enlarged lymph nodes in front of ears which are characteristic of viral conjunctivitis
    • Look for ectropion (turning out of the eyelid, more commonly the lower lid) which can cause watering of the eye due to displacement of the punctum (drainage mechanism)
  • more tests...»

Eye discharge: Animations

Medications or substances causing Eye discharge:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Eye discharge as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Eye discharge: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Eye discharge may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Eye discharge

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Eye discharge. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Eye discharge: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Eye discharge

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Eye discharge: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Eye discharge: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Eye discharge:

The list of organs typically affected by Eye discharge may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Eye discharge

The list below shows some of the causes of Eye discharge mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Eye discharge?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Eye discharge. Of the 34 causes of Eye discharge that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 32 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Eye discharge:

The following list of conditions have 'Eye discharge' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Eye discharge Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Eye discharge based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Eye discharge?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Eye discharge, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Eye discharge:

    Subtypes of Eye discharge:

    Yellow eye discharge (16 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Eye discharge:

    Discharge (773 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Immune system symptoms (465 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    Symptoms related to Eye discharge:

    Watery eyes (547 causes), Eye pain (475 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Allergies, Blepharitis (15 causes), Common cold (712 causes), Congenital herpes simplex, Conjunctivitis (244 causes), Conjunctivitis with Pseudomembrane, Ectropion (23 causes), Eyelid disorders, Gonococcal conjunctivitis, Herpetic keratitis

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Eye discharge

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