Good vision is essential and any potential harm is serious. Eye infections occur when harmful microorganisms, either bacteria, fungi or viruses, invade any part of the eyeball or surrounding area. This includes the clear front surface of the eye (cornea) and the thin, moist membrane lining the outer eye and inner eyelids (conjunctiva).
There are many different types of eye infections, and your eye doctor needs to determine the particular type of eye infection you have in order to prescribe the proper treatment. Anytime you suspect an eye infection, you should always visit your Londonderry Eye Careoptometrists in Edmonton for an eye exam.
Eye Infection symptoms vary and can include red eyes, pain, eye discharge, watery eyes, dry eyes, light sensitivity, swollen eyes, swelling around the eyes, itching, and blurry vision. Fortunately, most common bacterial eye infections clear up, particularly with prompt treatment such as prescription antibiotic eye drops or ointments and compresses.
If your symptoms worsen or change, contact your eye doctor immediately.
Examples of viral, fungal, and bacterial eye infections include:
Prevention is important and improved with these good habits:
To schedule an eye exam in Edmonton with Londonderry Eye Care, please call 780–476-7631 or fill out the online form. Our extended hours make scheduling an eye exam convenient and easy.
We look forward to seeing you and helping you see well.