Many of the bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, and bacteria which invade your body can also attack the interior or surface of the eye. It can affect the inner eyelids and moist membrane lining in the outer eye. Most commonly occurring eye infection is conjunctivitis that is usually caused by the virus known as an adenovirus. This kind of infection is contagious and can easily spread through eyes to hands.
Other types of serious infection and causes are listed below:
- Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome- It is an infection which is caused by a fungus in the lungs. This fungus might migrate to the retina and damage them.
- Endophthalmitis- This infection can occur because of an eye injury or rare complication