Eye Infections

Are your eyes red? Do you have discharge in your eyes? The culprit could be an eye infection. While most eye infections are less serious, others can be severe and require urgent medical intervention.

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If you notice symptoms of eye infections that keep getting worse, book an appointment with our eye doctor for diagnosis and treatment. At Dr. Greg Wacasey, Therapeutic Optometrist serving Longview, TX, White Oak, TX, Lake Port, TX, Kilgore, TX, Hallsville, TX, Diana, TX, Gilmer, TX, and Gladewater, TX, we know a lot about eye infections. Book an appointment for treatment of your eye infection. Our eye doctor can provide optometry services to help eye infections and dry eye.

Understanding Eye Infections

An eye infection is a condition caused by bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Eye infections tend to affect the following areas of the eye:

  • Cornea
  • Eyelids
  • Conjunctiva

Eye infections are common and affect patients of all ages. If left untreated, eye infections cause discomfort and pain and can be detrimental to your eye health. Luckily, visiting an eye clinic can end your suffering within no time.

Symptoms of Eye Infections

How can you tell you have an eye infection? If you notice any of the symptoms below, an eye infection could be the culprit. The common symptoms of eye infections include:

  • Eye redness
  • Swelling around the eye
  • Teary eyes
  • Eye itchiness
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye discharge
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurry vision

If you notice symptoms of an eye infection, don't treat the infection without advice from an eye doctor. Self-treatment may worsen the situation and, in rare cases, threaten your vision.

Types of Eye Infections

Here are the common types of eye infections we encounter in our eye clinic:

  • Pink eye (conjunctivitis): It occurs when the conjunctiva is infected by a virus or bacteria. Pink eye is highly contagious, especially when the cause is microbial (there is a non-contagious allergic type).
  • Sty: it's a pimple-like bump visible on the outer part of the eyelid. It occurs when an infection affects the oil glands located in the eyelid.
  • Keratitis: It occurs when viruses, bacteria, or fungi infect the cornea. Injuries and wearing lenses also increase the chances of keratitis.
  • Blepharitis: It's an inflammation of the eyelids that occurs when the oil glands at the base of the eyelashes are clogged.
  • Uveitis: It's an eye inflammation affecting the eye's middle layer. Common symptoms may include light sensitivity, eye pain, red eyes, and floaters.

When you visit our eye doctor for eye infections, we take your medical history and do an eye exam to establish the cause of the infection. Treatment varies because the causes are different. However, prescription eye drops work in most cases.

Visit Us for Optometry Services from Our Eye Doctor

Do you suspect you have an eye infection? Book an appointment with Dr. Greg Wacasey, Therapeutic Optometrist for treatment. We serve many areas, including Longview, TX, White Oak, TX, Lake Port, TX, Kilgore, TX, Hallsville, TX, Diana, TX, Gilmer, TX, and Gladewater, TX. Call us at (903) 663-1550. Our eye doctor at our practice can give optometry services to treat eye infections and dry eye.

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