Eye Infection & Dry Eye Treatment
Eye infections (conjunctivitis) vary in cause and severity. They can be viral or bacterial. Both types of infections cause the eye to turn red and there will be some type of discharge from the eye. There is no cure for viral infections but there are methods that can be used to lessen the discomfort. Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics to hasten the healing process.
There is another type of conjunctivitis, which is caused by allergies. These can be seasonal, or caused by the eye coming in contact with materials that a person is allergic to. This type of conjunctivitis also causes red eyes and discharge. But in addition to these, the hallmark symptom is itching.
If you believe you have an eye infection please call us at 260-432-1231
A common ocular malady for people as we age, is the occurrence of dry eyes (keratitis sicca). This can be a very uncomfortable and vision diminishing condition. In severe cases it can damage ocular tissues, even scarring the cornea. There is no cure for dry eyes but we can treat the eyes with lubrication drops and medications that promote increased tear production, and punctual plugs.