The links below will connect you to information about the many conditions that can affect the adult eye. The most common infection is pink eye (conjunctivitis) and is caused by a virus or bacteria. Injuries to the eye are also frequent. The clear layer that covers the pupil is delicate and damaged easily. Injury can cause a corneal abrasion or corneal erosion, such as from a scratch from a contact lens. Another common problem that affects eyes is styes, which are due to blocked tear ducts. In general, it is advisable to see a physician for any sudden change in vision or onset of pain in the eye.
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