The eye is a very sensitive area of the body, and should be taken care of to avoid injury. However, if injury does occur, it is important to seek out medical attention right away to address the problem. There are a number of injuries to the eye and eye conditions that can occur, including:

Acanthamoeba Keratitis

This is a rare but serious eye infection that occurs when contact lens wearers are handling lenses improperly or practicing poor hygiene. Symptoms include red eyes and eye pain after removing your lenses, as well as light sensitivity, tearing, and blurred vision.

Black Eye

A black eye occurs when fluids collect in tissues around the eye after an injury near the eyeball. It is essentially a bruise caused by broken blood vessels under the skin. Cold compresses and time is often the cure for a black eye.

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids that can be caused by many factors. Symptoms may include burning or stinging eyes, crusty debris at the base of the eyelashes, irritation, itchy eyelids, or watery eyes.

Blurry Vision

Blurry vision can cause objects to appear out of focus. The main causes are often nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, though blurry vision can also be a sign of a more serious issue.

Burning Eyes

Burning eyes can be caused by many factors, including environmental irritants, chemicals, wearing contact lenses for a long period of time, dry eyes, or certain eye conditions.

Chalazion

A Chalazion is a painless bump that occurs inside the lower or upper eyelid. They are caused by healed styes that are no longer infectious, and usually resolve on their own. Warm compresses and massage can help to eliminate them.

Corneal Abrasion

A corneal abrasion is a common eye injury that involves that scratching of the cornea. Symptoms can include severe discomfort, red eyes, tearing, and hypersensitivity to light.

Double Vision

Double vision causes individuals to see double images. There can be many causes, including stroke, head injury, dry eyes, corneal irregularities, and more.

Eye Infections

Eye infections occur when bacteria, fungi, or viruses enter any part of the eye. Prescription antibiotic eye drops or ointments can usually clear these infections up.

If you are experiencing any type of eye condition, it is important to seek out medical care right away to prevent any complications. Our team at Springfield Urgent Care can create a treatment plan for you to treat your condition.

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