About Eye Infections
Eye infections are often passed on from one individual to the next when someone touches their eyes without having washed their hands. They can be produced by bacteria, a virus, or a fungus and are frequently very communicable. Patients with eye infections can experience discomfort, inflammation, stinging, and itchiness in their eyes. While some eye infections will resolve with OTC remedies, others may require professional treatment. In the event of an eye infection, the expert team at Lawrence Family Practice Center can provide urgent treatment at our office in Lawrence, KS. We routinely treat adults and children with conjunctivitis (pink eye), styes, fungal eye infections, blepharitis, and keratitis.
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"I've always had wonderful experiences with the nurses and providers, they always make me feel safe and welcome. The front desk staff has been dismissive, and has forced some fairly embarrassing interactions - like having me state my health concerns in front of other patients, being unwilling to work with me to explain payment information when I was contacting my insurance, etc. I was late once, and instead of telling me yes or no as to whether the provider would still see me they made it seem like it was a huge deal and seemed very exasperated and borderline rude. I'd rather get a no than be treated like that to be honest. I get that COVID is hard and everyone is stressed but I shouldn't be leaving the front desk getting choked up from stress and embarrassment in most of my visits. I guess I didn't really think it was a big deal and sort of a universal experience until I started working at a hospital and have seen very positive and nonjudgemental interactions between patients and staff there, even when the news wasn't great. The good news is that you can do most of your check-in virtually. Again, the providers have been nothing but kind so it's not enough to make me look for healthcare elsewhere, but I am disappointed."- J.M. / Google / Feb 19, 2022
How Are Eye Infections Diagnosed and Treated?
Even though infections of the eye are extremely common and easily treatable, even minor infections can lead to a lot of discomfort. During an appointment at Lawrence Family Practice Center, we will examine your eyes and talk to you about your symptoms. We might also order diagnostic tests to establish the kind of infection you are dealing with. Diagnosing the type of and cause of the infection is important to establishing your treatment plan and discouraging infections in the future. Your treatment plan will be based on the type of eye infection and whether it is viral or bacterial. Treatment for eye infections may include prescription eye drops, topical steroids, antibiotics, or antiviral medications.
Immediate Care for Eye Infections
Although eye infections are almost always minor, it's a good idea to have them checked out by a trained professional. If you have persistent eye discomfort or inflammation, schedule an appointment at Lawrence Family Practice Center in Lawrence, KS. Our doctors are extremely skilled in providing relief for eye infections in patients of all ages.