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Many People Are Susceptible to Eye Infections and Diseases

Your eyes may be vulnerable to a number of common infections and diseases. The eye is a delicate organ which can easily be attacked by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites or other invaders. The key to a successful cure is early diagnosis and proper care.

Many eye infections are contagious and can be easily passed around to class-mates or co-workers.

  • Common types of eye infections
  • Conjunctivitis (infection of outer membrane)
  • Remove neuroretinititis

Conjunctivitis is commonly called pink eye and is familiar to many parents of small children.

Common Types of Eye Infections

Eye diseases and infections can attack any part of the eye. Some of the most common problems are:

  • Conjunctivitis (infection of the eye’s inner membrane)
  • Keratitis (inflammation of the cornea)
  • Neuroretinitis (irritation of the optic nerve)
  • Blepharitis (eyelid inflammation)

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is familiar to many parents of small children. Other forms of eye infection can be equally troublesome for patients of all ages.

Important Information About Ocular Infections & Disease:

When should I see an eye doctor?

Consider booking an appointment with one of our eye care professionals about a possible infection or disease if you experience any of the following issues:

  • Redness in one eye or both eyes
  • Changes in vision
  • Eye discharge
  • Severe or recurring pain
  • Any unusual symptoms following a recent eye injury

Our Optometrist will use up-to-date imaging technology to diagnose the underlying cause of your vision problems. Are you concerned about ocular disease? Call us today at Rocky Ridge Eye Centre to schedule an appointment.

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