Eye infections can be very irritating, affecting our vision, and if left untreated, could result in further damage done to the eyes. One the most commonly experienced type is pink eye, which can be treated by seeing an optometrist. In addition, infection may include symptoms in the cornea or conjunctiva (the thin, moist area covering the inside of the eyelids). Our team at Family Eyecare of Glendale, in Glendale, AZ, can help diagnose these infections and provide proper treatment and care.
Symptoms of Eye Infections
Symptoms can occur in one or both eyes. Common symptoms may include pain, discomfort, itchiness, light sensitivity, or burning sensation. In addition, some people who suffer from these infections often complain about the feeling like something is stuck in the eye. Other common symptoms may include a small lump under the eyelid, tender eyelids, eyes that won’t stop tearing, and eye irritation. More severe symptoms include fever, discharge from the eyes, pink color in the whites of the eyes, swollen eyelids, and crusty eyelashes.
Types of Infections of the Eye
If you experience any of the above-listed symptoms, schedule an appointment with a optometry doctor on our team for further diagnosis and treatment. Common kinds of these infections include conjunctivitis (pink eye), keratitis, stye, uveitis, and fungal infections. To properly diagnose your infection, an eye doctor on our team can conduct a thorough exam of the eye and may take a fluid or tissue sample to have it tested in a lab. Once diagnosed, the doctor may prescribe medication, such as ointments, eye drops, or pills to help treat your infection.
How an Optometrist Can Help
An eye doctor on our team can help diagnose your infection and develop a course of treatment. Having an infection in the eye can be uncomfortable, causing pain, blurred vision, and other symptoms. An optometrist on our team can help provide a treatment plan, which may include medications, ointments, and eye drops. A professional on our team can also offer advice on at-home treatments and how to prevent future infections.
Visit Us for More Information from an Eye Doctor on Our Optometry Team
If you are suffering from the symptoms of one of these infections, visit us to get treatment. Our eye care team at Family Eyecare of Glendale in Glendale, AZ, can help treat infections of the eye and provides overall eye care services for families. Call our office at (602) 843-2900 to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals.