Eye infections are no fun to deal with, especially when the itchiness and dryness make it challenging to concentrate and visually focus. In addition, depending on the infection, the eyes could turn pink, the surrounding skin turns red, and a sticky discharge may come from the eyes. Therefore, upon the first symptoms of an eye infection, it is essential to seek medical eye care from an ophthalmologist to treat the symptoms.
The optometrist at New Century Ophthalmology helps patients from Oxford and Raleigh, NC, seek eye infection treatment.
Types of Eye Infections?
The eye infections include conjunctivitis, stye, keratitis, corneal ulcer, blepharitis, and uveitis. The most common eye infection is conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, which can be contagious. In addition, some people experience diseases in their eyelids, including the moist area between the eyelid and the eye's surface. Fungal eye infections are rare but can be severe if left untreated.
Symptoms of an Eye Infection?
Symptoms of eye infections vary depending on the source and cause of the condition. Some people experience eye infections in one eye, but it is common to experience an eye infection in both eyes. Symptoms of an eye infection may include itchy eyes, feeling like something is in the vision, pain, discomfort, and a burning sensation.
In addition, some people may notice a painful lump under the eyelid, the base of the eyelashes, or tenderness when the eyelid is touched. A watery, yellow, or green discharge is also a common symptom of eye infections.
Can an Optometrist Provide Eye Infection Treatment?
An optometrist can provide eye infection treatment, and if more complex treatment is required, we may refer the patient to an ophthalmologist for more extensive eye care treatment. Depending upon the type of infection, the eye doctor may prescribe or recommend eye drops, ointments, or antibiotics to treat your condition.
Receive Eye Infection Treatment at New Century Ophthalmology
If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of an eye infection or suffering from any other form of eye pain or discomfort, seek eye care treatment from an optometrist or an ophthalmologist.
Our eye doctors at New Century Ophthalmology provide eye infection treatment for patients in Oxford and Raleigh, NC, helping them maintain healthy eyes. Call our office today to schedule an appointment to see one of our optometrists and start your eye infection treatment. Contact our Raleigh location at (919) 861-4494 or our Oxford office at (919) 693-6661.