EMERGENCY

EYE EXAMS

Eye Infections are eye ailments caused by bacterial, viral, or fungal agents. There are many different types of eye infections, with different causes and treatments.

 

People who wear contact lenses are particularly susceptible to eye infections due to the decrease in oxygen reaching their corneas and due to bacterial or fungal buildup caused by failure to properly disinfect their contact lenses.

 

Eye infections can affect one or both eyes, and can occur in people of all ages. Symptoms can include irritation, redness, discharge, and reduced vision.

 

Eye infections are usually self-limiting, and most resolve with minimal or no treatment. Occasionally, they don’t resolve quickly, and lead to more severe problems that require some type of medication for treatment. Not all eye infections are dangerous, but some require a doctor’s immediate attention. If you believe you have an eye infection, you should seek the advice of an eye-care professional.

•COMMON URGENT EYE CONDITIONS•

CONJUNCTIVITIS


Conjunctivitis, or more commonly known as “pink eye”, is an eye infection that can cause red, watery eyes, inflammation, blurred vision and/or a scratchy/sandy feeling in the eyes. There is often a pus-like or watery discharge that accompanies the infection. If the nature is bacterial, antibiotics can be prescribed.




FLASHES OF LIGHT


Flashes of light can be worrisome and indicative of a retinal problem, including a detachment and/or hole, rip or tear. Please call your Optometrist immediately if you are experiencing new flashes of light and they will see you for a dilated eye examination right away.




NEW FLOATERS


New Floaters can be indicative of something worrisome in the back of the eye. Often floaters are “normal” and nothing to worry about, but every now and then can indicate something serious. Please call your Optometrist immediately if you are experiencing new floaters and they will see you for a dilated eye examination right away.




STYES


Styes result from clogged oil ducts and can be extremely painful. Sometimes they result in an infection. Prompt treatment is required otherwise they can harden into something called a chalazion, which requires surgical drainage.




DOUBLE VISION


Double vision is not normal and could be indicative of something serious. It can also be caused by less worrisome things such as cataracts or an uncorrected spectacle prescription. Please consult your Optometrist immediately if you are experiencing sudden double vision.





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