Symptoms of Fungal Eye Infections

Illustration of an eye with redness on the sides

The symptoms of a fungal eye infection can show up anytime from several days to several weeks after an exposure. Fungal eye infection symptoms are similar to those of other types of eye infections (like those caused by bacteria) and can include:

  • Eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Excessive tearing
  • Eye discharge

If you have any of these symptoms, call your eye doctor right away. If you wear contact lenses, remove them as soon as possible. Fungal eye infections are very rare. But if not treated, they can become serious and result in permanent vision loss or blindness.