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Liquid in eyes, red and sore…is this an infection?

Question

Cloudy liquid in eyes that finds its way to corners and has to be removed with tissue - whites of eyes rather red and sore. Does my husband have an infection?

Answer Written answer:
Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.

If this is recent, then yes he could well have an eye infection like conjunctivitis. He should see the optometrist or his GP.

Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 30 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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