Here at Image Eye Care, we are dedicated to the treatment of eye infections.
Many things can cause eye infections, so it is important to determine the cause before you start to treat your infected eye.
The most common infection we see is conjunctivitis caused by an adenovirus (like the common cold). While it will resolve on its own, it is very contagious, and we can discuss ways to prevent other members of your family from becoming infected. Other types of infections, such as bacterial conjunctivitis and fungal conjunctivitis, need to be treated with prescription drugs. If left untreated, they can cause corneal ulcers, scarring, and permanent vision loss. People who sleep in their contact lenses, or do not clean them properly, are especially at risk for these types of infections.
Regardless of the cause, eye infections should always be examined by your eye doctor. If you think you may have an eye infection, please call to schedule an appointment today!