An eye infection can happen when bacteria, viruses or fungi invade part of the eye or its 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).
Many eye infections go away on their own or with simple treatment. Less commonly, an eye infection can be very serious and require immediate medical attention. Make You Well providers are all versed in treating a variety of eye infections, especially common environmental factors from the Colleyville and surrounding areas that lead to eye infections.
The symptoms of an eye infection depend on the underlying cause and can include Red eyes, Eye pain, Eye discharge, Watery eyes, Dry eyes, Light sensitivity, Swollen eyes, Swelling around the eyes, Itching, and Blurry vision.
Anytime you suspect an eye infection, you should always visit a health care provider. Trying to self-diagnose your condition can delay treatment and, in rare cases, even threaten your vision. Make an appointment at Make You Well to have a provider diagnose and treat your eye infection.
One of the most common types of eye infection is conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye.
Pink eye is a very contagious eye infection often spread among children in day care centers, classrooms and similar environments. Teachers and day care workers have an increased risk of pink eye when they work in close quarters with young children.
Infectious conjunctivitis types are often viral or bacterial.