Keep Your Eyes Problem-Free
There are many vision-robbing eye diseases and conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma that show no symptoms in their early stages. This is why it is vital that you have an annual eye exam. It’s the best way your eye doctor can stay on top of any changes that can rob your vision and alter your joy of life.
The eye care experts at The LASIK Vision Institute Global Eye & Laser Center provide complete care for all your eye conditions. We urge you to contact an eye doctor immediately if you notice anything out of the ordinary with your eyes – such as flashing lights, blurry vision and even headaches.
Glasses, contact lenses or LASIK eye surgery can help you see well, but these vision-correcting procedures are just one aspect of maintaining overall good eye health.
The key in preserving your eyesight throughout life is early detection and treatment of eye diseases and infections.
Symptoms of Eye Infection
Signs of an eye infection may include:
- Eye pain
- A feeling there’s something in your eye
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Yellow, green, bloody or watery discharge
- Increasing redness of the eye or eyelids
- A gray or white spot on the colored part of the eye
- Blurred or decreased vision
An eye infection can be contracted from another individual who has an infection or from many other sources such as after a minor eye injury or scratch on the cornea. Some types of eye infections can damage your eye very quickly if left untreated.
Infections are more common and severe in people who wear contact lenses. If you think you may have an eye infection, remove your contacts and wear your glasses and call for an immediate appointment.
Any signs of infection along with a change in your vision need to be evaluated by a doctor.
Eye Infection Treatment
Most common eye infections clear up with prompt treatment, such as prescription antibiotic eye drops or ointments.
In cases of severe viral eye infections, an antiviral eye drop may be prescribed. Sometimes steroid eye drops are prescribed to prevent scarring and inflammation from viral eye infections. Depending on the underlying cause of your eye infection, your doctor also may prescribe antibiotics or antiviral medications that are taken orally.
Contact us today to schedule your eye exam!
- 18632 Beach Blvd., Suite 100
- Huntington Beach, CA 92648