Are you constantly getting the feeling that something is in your eye, but when you look carefully in the mirror, you find nothing is there at all? If you are experiencing watery, yellow to green, or otherwise bloody discharge from your eye, a fever without any other causes, or increasing redness in the eye or eyelids, you could be experiencing an infection occurring within your eyes. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should never hesitate to visit your local Rhodes Ranch eye doctor. Our team at the offices of Glenn Roter, OD can give you the accurate diagnosis you need to properly care for your vision.
Unbeknownst to many of us, eye infections are more common that we may think. It may seem strange to realize, but there are numerous types of bacteria which constantly exist on our bodies, inside and out. Numerous varieties live on our skin at all times. In most cases our protective layer keeps these microorganisms from ever causing us any harm. However, it is not difficult for these bacteria to get into your eyes and cause problems. One such issue that occurs is known as stye. Externally, a stye appears as a sort of pimple upon your eyelid, occurring next to your line of eyelashes. It can become a red painful bump, but when a stye happens internally, it grows inside your eyelid and will need the care of your trusted Rhodes Ranch eye doctor to heal effectively.
Not all eye infections occur from oils on your skin, others can be caught from those you see and run into every day. Conjunctivitis is the most commonly known optical infection among many of us because it is so highly contagious, but it is also often caused by allergies and irritants. Known to many as pink eye, conjunctivitis causes eyes to become blood shot, earning its name. Pink eye can also cause yellow discharge which can stick to your eyelashes during sleep, burning sensations in your eyes, blurred vision, and even an increased sensitivity to light. Conjunctivitis can be caused by a whole host of reasons, and each requiring a different mode of care from your professional Rhodes Ranch eye doctor.
Eye infections happen to many of us, and the odds increase with contact lens wearers, and certain environments can also cause an infection of your eyes. The right care for your eyes requires a personal and experienced Rhodes Ranch eye doctor who will listen closely to your medical needs. You can find exactly that at the offices of Glenn Roter, OD. Our welcoming offices have proudly served your local community for over 15 fifteen years. You can rest assured that Dr. Roter will have your sighted returned to a healthy state.