Your eyes are prominently located and fairly exposed, making them especially susceptible to injury and infection. Eye infections are not uncommon and are, at best, irritating, and at worst, potentially impairing or contagious, making medical intervention a wise choice. At Neil H. Simmons, O.D., Dr. Simmons has extensive experience in quickly diagnosing and treating eye infections of all kinds. If you’re in the Leake County, Mississippi, area, and you suspect you may have an eye infection, call or book an appointment online.
The most common symptoms of an eye infection include:
The locations of the symptoms may vary, depending upon the type of infection you have, but they are usually confined to your:
If you’re experiencing any symptoms in these areas, it’s important to see Dr. Simmons as soon as possible. Left untreated, eye infections can get progressively worse, making them harder to treat. Not to mention, prompt treatment brings you quick relief.
The most common eye infections include:
The only way to find out for sure what type of eye infection you have is to see Dr. Simmons for an examination and treatment.
Eye infections are fairly common and come from a host of factors, including:
Whatever the cause, it’s important that you see Dr. Simmons for treatment because your eye infection may also be contagious.
To determine how to best treat your eye infection, Dr. Simmons first needs to diagnose its origin. To do this, he reviews your symptoms, performs a physical exam, and runs several lab tests on your tissue or eye fluids.
Armed with the correct diagnosis, Dr. Simmons prescribes the right medicine to clear up your infections as quickly as possible. Medications may come in the form of:
If you suspect you have an eye infection, don’t wait — Dr. Simmons makes every effort to see you right away in order to clear it up. To get started, call or book an appointment using the easy online tool.