If you have an eye infection, your eyes might be itchy, swollen, and turn red. All of these are common symptoms of an eye infection, however, there are different kinds of eye infections. When you are experiencing any symptoms, it is important to receive treatment, as further complications can occur. At Wichita Optometry in Wichita, KS, we offer treatment to help alleviate e any pain and preserve your vision. Before visiting us, learn about some eye infections and why treatment is important below!
Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is common eye infection. Your eyes have small blood vessels found in specific tissue, located on the eyes and eyelids. However, these blood vessels can get infected and cause irritation and redness. This infection can also be caused by exposure to chlorine and other strong chemicals. You can also get conjunctivitis from having eye allergies. If the infection is due to a bacterium or virus, it can be contagious for up to two weeks. This type of infection causes pink eye, cause itchy and watery eyes, and needs prompt treatment.
This is also a common eye infection that occurs when the cornea becomes infected. The cornea is a clear protective layer on the pupil and iris. When foreign or infections objects enter your eye, the cornea can be affected. Keratitis can develop due to viruses, fungi, and bacteria. The infection often causes the cornea to swell up and redness within the eyes. Along with that, you may also experience eye pain, have watery eyes, and discomfort when you move your eyelids.
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If you are experiencing any systems of an eye infection, our team at Wichita Optometry in Wichita, KS, is happy to help. We can perform an eye exam to determine an accurate diagnosis and provide the necessary treatment that can help you feel better. To learn about our various treatments and to schedule an appointment, contact us at (316) 942-7496. We look forward to improving your eye health!