Miami Beach eye infection can vary in both what part of the eye they originate in, and the nature of them. Regardless of the circumstances around them, however, you can depend on expert medical diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment here at the office of Thomas Weiss, MD, PA.
When an infection occurs in your cornea, the front part of your eye where light enters, it is called keratitis. Contact lens wearers are more prone to getting them, especially if you use extended wear. When the conjunctiva of your eyes are affected, the infection is known as conjunctivitis, but is more typically called pink eye. The conjunctiva is the clear tissue that covers the whites of your eyes, and is also inside your eyelids. It’s very easily transmitted from person to person. Symptoms associated with it are redness in the white of your eye or inner eyelid, itchy eyes, burning in the eyes, blurry vision, unusual sensitivity to light, and discharge from your eyes that can be either green, white, or yellow. It’s possible that a thick crust can form over your eyelashes if there is an excess of discharge. With keratitis, you can expect eye pain, blurry vision, severe tearing, discharge, light sensitivity, and red eyes. As you can see, there are similarities between these common types of Miami Beach eye infection. Our ophthalmologist will conduct a complete examination and testing. Depending on what is behind the infection, which could be bacteria, a virus, a parasite, or fungus, the appropriate type of treatment is then identified and implemented. It’s important to get attention for it in a timely manner so that you don’t risk any serious damage to your eyes or impact to your vision.
When you suspect that you may have a Miami Beach eye infection, reach out to our office immediately to get a prompt appointment for treatment.