Common Eye Infections in Birmingham, AL

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About Common Eye Infections

Eye infections can have symptoms that range from minor to severe. Many are treatable with nonprescription remedies, and several can resolve on their own. People who develop eye infections typically have soreness, inflammation, stinging, and/or itchiness in their eyes. When severe, eye infections may also lead to a period of vision loss. Patients should understand that some eye infections are extremely critical and should be treated by a skilled eye doctor. If you think that you or a member of your immediate family have developed an eye infection, reach out to us for a comprehensive eye exam at inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham. Our highly trained team has years of experience when it comes to diagnosing and alleviating common and complicated classes of eye infections for Birmingham, AL adults and children.

Common Eye Infections

If you believe that you or your child could possibly have an eye infection, you need to set up an eye exam at inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham right away. The most important aspect of healing an infection is detecting and treating it right away. Some of the most common eye conditions we treat at our Birmingham, AL office include:

  • Blepharitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Eye abscess
  • Styes and chalazia
  • Uveitis

Common Eye Infections FAQ

Can pink eye be prevented?
There are ways to reduce your or your child's risk of getting pink eye. Regularly washing your hands, not sharing cosmetics, face towels, and pillowcases, and trying not to touch your eyes can all help. Additionally, you should not go to work or school if you have pink eye to prevent spreading it to others.

Can blepharitis cause severe injuries?
Blepharitis is generally not dangerous, although we know it can be uncomfortable and unsightly. In rare cases, it can lead to an infection in the cornea (keratitis) or styes in the eyelids. Chronic blepharitis may also lead to abnormal eyelash growth or loss of eyelashes.

How will a cornea ulcer be treated?
Treatment will vary based on the cause of the cornea ulcer. If it was caused by a bacterial infection, it may be treated with prescription eye drops. If it was caused by a viral infection, antiviral eye drops may be prescribed. If it is a fungal infection, we may prescribe anti-fungal medication. In rare, severe cases, hospitalization and a corneal transplant may be required.

Relief For Eye Infections

While eye infections are mostly minor, they are, at times, very dangerous, and it is sometimes difficult to recognize which kind you have on your own. If you catch an eye infection, or if you feel anything abnormal with your eye, it's important to see a professional in Birmingham, AL as soon as possible, especially if it's causing pain or redness. At inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham, our team is highly trained and skilled in detecting and managing eye infections and providing you with relief.

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