Eye health often goes overlooked, but it should be included when you plan your annual exams and checkups. Everyone should see their local eye doctor once a year for a checkup, which can be helpful for a number of reasons. Not only are vision problems and eye diseases always a possibility, but other conditions like allergies, injuries and infections are, too. Here at Cliffside Park Eye Associates, our Edgewater eye specialist can help provide you with the comprehensive eye care you need to identify and treat an issue like an eye infection.
Eye infections can be quite uncomfortable, as well as unsightly. There are two main types of eye infections: keratitis and conjunctivitis. Keratitis is an infection and inflammation of the clear tissue over the eye, otherwise known as the cornea. The cornea is a bit like the lens of a camera, or operates as one for the eye. This sort of infection can occur if you suffer from an ulcer, a corneal scratch, or some other sort of eye injury which can then get infected a bit like a open wound. With this condition, you are likely to experience eye redness, pain, and blurred or decreased vision. To avoid loss of eyesight, you should have this condition seen right away, and our Edgewater eye specialist here at Cliffside Park Eye Associates can do just that. Additionally, we can also identify and treat other infections like conjunctivitis as well. Conjunctivitis is more commonly known as pinkeye, and often shows as such when it develops. The eye can redden or appear pink as the name suggests, it can swell, become itchy and produce discharge. Allergic conjunctivitis can be treated with antihistamines and bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with antibiotic eye drops.
If you feel that you may have an eye infection, call or visit us here at Cliffside Park Eye Associates as soon as you can to set up an appointment with our Edgewater eye specialist and get the care you need.