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Red Eye Diagnosis and Management

Red Eyes

Red Eye Diagnosis and Management at Vue Vision Centre


Symptoms of Red Eye

Your specific case of conjunctivitis may display a combination of all or some of the symptoms below:

Pink or red coloration to the white part of your eye
Eyes are red, itchy, scratchy and have a burning sensation
Tearing, watery eyes
Blurred vision
Sensitivity to light

How We Treat Red Eye

Our doctors at Vue Vision will first diagnose the cause of your symptoms. As conjunctivitis has several different causes, a diagnosis is required before administrating the appropriate treatment. Most forms of pink eye/red eye respond quickly to treatment, and a visit to our vision centre is much faster than a trip to the walk-in.

If the cause is a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be prescribed for strong cases of pink eye or for an infection that has persisted for quite some time.

In case of an allergic or environmental cause, we can help you determine what is causing your reaction so that you can take the appropriate steps to avoid contact again. We regularly treat patients for conjunctivitis and quickly administer tests to determine its cause. We can treat the symptoms with eye drops and antihistamines to provide relief from your discomfort, allowing you to get back to your normal activities.

If the cause is from a viral infection, steroids may be prescribed for strong cases of pink eye. If the infection is likely to persist for a longer period of time, an in-office treatment of betadine solution can be used to drastically reduce the infection duration. Viral infections are not typically treated with oral medication, as your body will naturally fight the infection.

EMERGENCY EYE CARE

We will make every effort to accommodate patients with red eyes, painful eyes, ocular foreign bodies, sudden vision changes, sudden floaters or flashes of light. Please call our office to book an appointment as we dedicate certain appointments only for ocular emergencies.



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