When you have symptoms that indicate the possible presence of an eye infection, we at Vision Center are here to diagnose, evaluate, and treat it. With prompt attention, you won’t be in any serious danger of long term eye damage, so you should get in to be examined by our eye doctor in East Northport NY in a timely manner.
Two of the most common eye infections are conjunctivitis and keratitis. They have symptoms that are similar, but they affect different parts of or your eye. You need the expertise of our eye doctor in East Northport NY as a specialist in such matters. Conjunctivitis, which you may hear called “pink eye,” occurs when the conjunctiva of your eye becomes inflamed. It is easily transmittable from person to person. Be aware of indications such as a burning, red, or itchy eyes; unusual sensitivity to light; blurry vision; excessive tear production; and discharge that is either yellow, green, or white. It is discharge that should be taken most seriously. It’s presence means you should be checked out by our eye doctor in East Northport NY as quickly as possible. Keratitis, on the other hand, affects the cornea. It’s symptoms are nearly identical to that of conjunctivitis, but keratitis is closely associated with wearing contact lenses and the friction and irritation that they can cause. But conjunctivitis is typically caused by bacteria or a virus. The good news is that both types of eye infections are easily treatable. And when done so in a reasonable time frame, there is no risk of lasting vision loss or eye damage.
At the first sign of any of the above listed symptoms, you will want to contact us and let us arrange an appointment for you to come in. Don’t suffer any longer than is necessary. And because of the contagious nature of conjunctivitis, you don’t want to put anyone else at risk, either.