At Yandell Eyecare, we treat patients suffering from Morristown eye infection before symptoms can get any worse and become severe. Most commonly we find that many patients come in suffering from eye infections such as keratitis and conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. Pink eye is usually caused by viruses, allergens or bacterias, although a foreign body lodged in the eye can cause it, or chemicals. Also, wearing contact lenses overnight can cause a buildup in bacteria. Symptoms usually remain the same regardless of the reason or cause.
There are a wide range of viruses that can cause conjunctivitis. It is highly contagious and patients should stay away from public places like work or school so as to avoid spreading the virus. The viral form can sometimes even result in large outbreaks depending on the type of virus, so it is a serious matter if the patient is suffering from the viral form of pink eye. More common is the bacterial form, which is caused by certain bacterias. It is still very contagious, however; and is one of the leading causes of children needing to be absent from school. It is more common in children than adults, in fact. If you think your child is suffering from a Morristown eye infection, they should come in for an exam immediately.
Non-contagious forms of pink eye include those caused by allergens and irritants. Allergens cause the body to react and can be caused by weed, mold, pet dander, cosmetics, plants and more. It often happens seasonally. Another Morristown eye infection that affects patients is keratitis, an infection in the cornea. Pain and reduced vision as well as sensitivity to light are all symptoms of keratitis, which is treated with medications. If it is not treated in time, it can cause blindness, because the bacterial infection develops quickly.