There are many different types of eye infections. You could have pinkeye, better known as conjunctivitis, which may be caused by a virus or bacteria. Conjunctivitis may be caused by an allergic reaction, a cold, or some other virus. Your cornea can be inflamed and caused by a parasite, virus, or bacteria. You may have an infection caused by a fungus. A stye may occur when the oil glands of your eyelashes or eyelids are infected. They are not contagious. If you believe you are suffering from an eye infection, Palmer Vision Clinic is ready to assist you. Our eye doctor has years of experience helping residents of Anchorage, AK, and the surrounding areas identify and address eye infections.
Symptoms of Eye Infection
If you have an eye infection, you may experience symptoms in one eye or both. You find that you have pain or burning in your eyes. Your eyes may be itchy, or it might feel like you have a foreign object in your eye. You may find that your eye is watering and you cannot stop it. You may be sensitive to bright lights. You may have discharge that is yellow or green in your eyes. The white part of your eye may look pink. You may have a crust on your eyelashes, or your eyes may be swollen. You may have blurred vision.
Eye Infection Treatment
Many eye infections get better quickly, especially after treatment from an eye doctor. You may need an antibiotic, drops, or an ointment. You might need to put a compress on your eye to help resolve the problems. There are also measures you can take to prevent eye infections from occurring in the first place. Do not touch your face or eyes when your hands are dirty. Make sure to take regular showers and use clean towels on your face.
Optometrist in Anchorage and Palmer
The staff at Edward Bancroft OD and Palmer Vision Clinic are dedicated to providing you the best care for your eyes. We know the value of superior care and want you to feel comfortable every step of the way. No matter if you need emergency eye care due to an eye infection or a standard eye exam, our optometrist is ready to assist you. For more information or to schedule an eye exam, call us at (907) 562-2020 in Anchorage or (907)745-4373 in Palmer.