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Eye Infection Treatment, GA

Eye Infection Treatment at Classic Vision Care

The friendly team at Classic Vision Care are leaders in eye care. You are our number one concern as soon as you walk into our office. With industry-leading technology and skilled technicians, we will examine your eyes, diagnose your eye infections and build an effective infection treatment plan.

What Is an Eye Infection?

An eye infection is a disease that affects one or more areas of the eye and is often caused by the presence of bacteria, fungus, or a virus on or around the eye. Common eye infections include conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye; blepharitis, or eyelid inflation; and styes.

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Types of Eye Infections

There are many different kinds of eye infections that can irritate or damage your eyes:

  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye). A highly contagious infection that affects the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent layer of tissue that covers the white of your eye. Symptoms include itchiness and redness, and a thick, watery discharge.
  • Sty (hordeolum). A localized infection of the eyelid caused by bacteria. It manifests as a small, painful lump on the eyelid. It can swell and be filled with pus.
  • Keratitis. This is an infection/inflammation of the cornea, the clear, front part of the eye. It can be caused by bacteria, a virus, fungi or parasites. Symptoms include redness and pain, blurred vision, light sensitivity and excessive tearing.
  • Chalazion. This is a tiny bump or swelling on the eyelid. It is caused by a blocked oil gland. They are painless but can grow larger and impair vision.

What Causes an Eye Infection?

There are five main factors that can cause eye infections- bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and allergies.

 

Bacterial infections, such as conjunctivitis or styes, occur when harmful bacteria invade your eye.

Viral infections, such as herpes simplex keratitis, or viral conjunctivitis, are a result of a viral infection entering your eye.

Fungal infections are rare but can impact your eye and the surrounding area.

Parasitic infections are also rare. Ocular toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection, with symptoms that are similar and common with other infections- blurred vision, sensitivity to light, redness and soreness.

Allergies can trigger inflammation and irritability of the eye.

Poor hygiene, shared items without sanitizing, misuse of contact lenses or a compromised immune system are all factors that can increase your chances of eye infection.

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Eye Infection Symptoms

The signs of eye infection can be common among different kinds of infections. This is why it’s important to come in and see us for a consultation, so we can determine what type of eye infection you have, and give you an effective treatment plan.

Common symptoms of an eye infection can include:

  • Redness and irritation.
  • Soreness of the eye.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Too many tears/ watery discharge.

These symptoms can be attributed to many different eye infections, so we encourage you to come in for a comprehensive eye examination with us.

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    Learn more about eye infections and how Classic Vision Care can help.

    Our Eye Infection Treatment Options

    We use advanced diagnostics in our exams to precisely narrow down the root cause of your eye infection. We even have the innovative LipiScan® meibomian imager to photograph your meibomian glands, which produce oil for your tears. This device allows us check for clogs in your glands that may lead to infection. After we determine the source of your issues, we’ll build a comprehensive treatment plan to nip them in the bud.

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    Eye Drops

    Once we determine what’s causing your eye infection, we can prescribe antibiotic, steroidal, or other specialty eye drops that sooth your symptoms and address your infection at its source.

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    Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

    When the oil-producing glands in your eyelids become clogged, it causes meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). This condition is a major cause of dryness and increases the risk of infection. We offer in-office IPL treatments to unclog these glands, reduce inflammation, and improve tear quality by using light to warm your eyelids and express your natural oils.

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    MiboFlo

    Another MGD treatment we perform in-office that helps prevent eye infection is MiboFlo, also known as Mibo Thermoflo. This 10-minute procedure uses thermal pads to warm your eyelids to allow the necessary oils to flow out, leading to hydrated eyes and better tear retention.

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    BlephEx®

    We use BlephEx® to treat blepharitis, one of the most common eye infections. BlephEx® utilizes a spinning micro-sponge to slough away dead skin, dirt, and debris from your eyelid to reduce inflammation and improve eye health.

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    Scleral Lenses

    This type of contact lens is better at protecting your eyes from infection more than others. Scleral lenses cover the entire eye’s surface to shield it from bacteria and other harmful contaminants, while locking in healthy moisture with a tear reservoir. Scleral lenses have a host of other benefits, like being great for dry eye and sensitive corneas.

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    Eye Drops

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    Eye Drops

    Once we determine what’s causing your eye infection, we can prescribe antibiotic, steroidal, or other specialty eye drops that sooth your symptoms and address your infection at its source.

    Call Us     Book Online

    Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

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    Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

    When the oil-producing glands in your eyelids become clogged, it causes meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). This condition is a major cause of dryness and increases the risk of infection. We offer in-office IPL treatments to unclog these glands, reduce inflammation, and improve tear quality by using light to warm your eyelids and express your natural oils.

    Call Us     Book Online

    MiboFlo

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    MiboFlo

    Another MGD treatment we perform in-office that helps prevent eye infection is MiboFlo, also known as Mibo Thermoflo. This 10-minute procedure uses thermal pads to warm your eyelids to allow the necessary oils to flow out, leading to hydrated eyes and better tear retention.

    Call Us     Book Online

    BlephEx®

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    BlephEx®

    We use BlephEx® to treat blepharitis, one of the most common eye infections. BlephEx® utilizes a spinning micro-sponge to slough away dead skin, dirt, and debris from your eyelid to reduce inflammation and improve eye health.

    Call Us     Book Online

    Scleral Lenses

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    Scleral Lenses

    This type of contact lens is better at protecting your eyes from infection more than others. Scleral lenses cover the entire eye’s surface to shield it from bacteria and other harmful contaminants, while locking in healthy moisture with a tear reservoir. Scleral lenses have a host of other benefits, like being great for dry eye and sensitive corneas.

    Call Us     Book Online

    Why Choose Us?

    Our practice uses the latest technology to diagnose eye infections and create personalized treatment plans for them. We’re steadfast in helping you fight off eye infections — and serving all your other eye care needs — because we’re committed to your health, safety, convenience, and comfort!

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    Testimonials

    Shaun Curran
    Shaun Curran
    October 28, 2022.
    Tonya was amazing - been a customer a year ago and needed new frames but now sure what style. She helped me with styles that fit my face and styles that are up to date fashion wise. Super helpful and professional!!!
    Tracy Rex
    Tracy Rex
    September 14, 2022.
    Tonya was a great help and spent a lot of time helping me design my new pair of glasses. I appreciated her assistance. Good options available too.
    Winsome Anderson
    Winsome Anderson
    August 8, 2022.
    Excellent. Customer service was at the highest level
    Suzanne Martin
    Suzanne Martin
    March 25, 2022.
    The young man who helped me with my retina exam prep for Dr. Keely was was very professional, very easy to work with, personable and gave me some valuable information. He is a top notch associate.

    Why Choose Us?

    Our doctors use industry-leading technology to identify the source of your symptoms and to bring you relief. And to help you see clearly and comfortably, we’ll take our time to make sure your eyewear fits you perfectly.

    FAQs

    What does an eye infection look like?

    An eye infection can look red and puffy, with discharge from the tear duct. The specific look of an eye infection can change depending on the type of infection and the severity.

    How long does an eye infection last?

    Depending on the type of infection, the speed of diagnosis and the treatment, an eye infection can last a long time or a little time. Conjunctivitis can clear up in a few days with the right treatment.

    Can an eye infection cause a fever?

    In general, no. Some eye infections, which are a result of a virus, may have a fever attached, but this would be related more to the virus, than the eye infection itself.

    Do eye infections go away on their own?

    Mild eye infections may resolve themselves over time, but with the proper diagnosis and treatment, you can speed up the healing process significantly.

    How long after an eye infection can I wear contacts?

    This depends on the type of infection you had and the advice from your professional eye care expert. If an infection was partly caused by wearing contacts, you may need to hold off longer on wearing contacts.

    Does breast milk help eye infections in adults?

    There is very little scientific evidence to support the idea that breast milk can help eye infections in adults.

    Why do I keep getting eye infections?

    Look for some common or repeating factors in your lifestyle or surroundings that could be leading to repeated eye infections.

    Are you allergic to something? Could there be some underlying health condition you are suffering that could increase the likelihood of eye infections for you? Do you have poor general hygiene and continually rub your eyes?

    Take note of your daily habits and the environment around you. Small details can help our team diagnose you and form a treatment plan.