Our Location
2579 Route 9
Malta NY, 12020

Phone
518.899.0003

Eye Infections

Eye infections are caused by a virus or bacteria in the environment that attacks the eye. The most common of these infections is conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye. An eye infection can happen in almost any part of the eye, such as the eyelid ( blepharitis ), the vitreous (vitritis), the optic nerve (neuroretinitis) and the cornea (keratitis).

Symptoms

  • Chronically Red Eye
  • Itchiness
  • Watery Eyes
  • Eye Swelling
  • Eye Pain

Treatment May Include

  • antiviral medication, such as acyclovir (Zovirax), as eye drops, oral medications, or topical ointments.
  • debridement, or brushing off your cornea with cotton to get rid of infected cells.
  • corticosteroid eye drops to relieve inflammation if the infection spreads further into your eye (the stroma)