Among the most common eye infections are “pink eye” or conjunctivitis, and styes — both of which are contagious. If you need treatment for an eye infection, visit South Bronx Eyes: David Alevi, MD, in Concourse Village in the Bronx. Expert ophthalmologist Dr. Alevi can diagnose and treat your condition before it causes more complicated eye problems or affects your vision. For styes, pink eye, and other common eye infections, contact the New York City office by phone or online to schedule an appointment and get the advanced care you need.
Eye infections are typically the result of a bacteria or virus, but sometimes they occur from a fungus or a parasite. Symptoms may appear in one or both eyes and include:
Some eye infections, like keratitis, can cause blurry vision, too.
Common eye infections that come from contact with bacteria, fungi, or viruses include:
Most of these eye infections cause irritating symptoms that require professional treatment to alleviate the condition.
When you come to South Bronx Eyes: David Alevi, MD, with symptoms of an eye infection, Dr. Alevi first evaluates your condition and diagnosis your specific type of infection.
He then prescribes effective treatments that include oral antibiotics, medicated eye drops, or antiviral medications that focus on relieving symptoms and clearing up the underlying cause of the infection.
While your eyes heal from the infection, you may not be able to wear contact lenses and you may need to clean your eyes more frequently to prevent the infection from returning, as is the case with styes and blepharitis.
It’s best not to wait to seek treatment for eye infections. The sooner you get expert professional care, the sooner your infection will clear up and you can avoid vision problems and other complications.
Call the office to schedule an exam or book the next available appointment online.