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Houston Eye Infection Treatment

People too often forget to take care of their eyes. The eyes are an incredibly fragile part of the body so they should be checked up on and taken care of just as much as anything else. Just like you might brush and loss daily while making sure to schedule your regular dentist’s visits to take care of your teeth, you also want to make sure that you take proper care of your eyes and have them screened regularly. Eyes are prone to irritation, inflammation and infection and our Houston eye health doctors, Dr. Christine Castillo and Dr. MH Rockoff, are here to help identify any issues here at West U Vision.

Houston Pink Eye Treatments

Houston Pink Eye Treatments

No matter what has caused your eye infection, our Houston eye health doctors will be able to properly diagnose and treat the condition. There are various types of eye infections. These usually occur due to improper or unsanitary maintenance of the eye or eye appliances such as contact lenses, contact with airborne particles or harmful substances, and sometimes injury.

One of the more common eye infections is pink eye, or conjunctivitis. This occurs when harmful bacteria is introduced to the eye, usually when rubbing them with unclean fingers. It can happen in other ways as well. Those who have pink eye are highly contagious so it may be easy to contract from someone else. This condition is marked by red or pink eyes, puffy eyelids, and a yellowish crust or substance secreting from the eye. A stye is another type of bacterial infection; only this condition affects either the upper or lower eyelid and appears as small bumps. A corneal ulcer is another type of eye infection, often resulting from a corneal abrasion. An abrasion is typically caused by scratching the cornea, whether with a fingernail or another foreign object, like gravel or an eyelash, stuck in the eye. This corneal wound becomes infected and requires immediate treatment before it affects your vision.

There are plenty of other types of eye infections, though they all typically yield the same symptoms. Your eyes may appear red and puffy, you may have swollen eyelids, notice eye discharge and discomfort, you may experience blurry or distorted vision, and you may experience persistent itching and eye pain. No matter what the cause, our Houston eye health doctors are here to provide you with the comprehensive eye examinations and treatments you need.

Eye Infections Houston
6737 Stella Link Rd
Houston, TX 77005
713-432-1137

Eye Doctors Houston

Eye Doctors Houston

Macular degeneration is an eye condition that causes vision loss. When you know the causes and symptoms of macular degeneration, you will be able to identify any signs early and seek evaluation and treatment from our Houston eye doctors, Christine Castillo, OD and MH Rockoff, OD. And early detection and treatment is the very best strategy to address any eye disease or problem. At West U Vision, our goal is to keep you seeing as well as possible all the time.

While the exact causes of macular degeneration are not known, there is a good chance that heredity plays a role. A pattern of running in families has been observed. Environment may also play a part in causing it, though no proof is currently available to support that theory. While the causes of macular degeneration may not be well understood, there are identifiable risk factors. The most prominent one is age. There is a tendency for macular degeneration to be more likely as you get older. Also, having lighter skin color and lighter eye color increases the likelihood of getting it. Women have higher risk than men do. Other risks include obesity, smoking, too much exposure to sunlight, sleep apnea, and taking certain medications. Our Houston eye doctors, as part of a comprehensive eye exam, will ask you about your heredity and discuss those concerns that might increase your risk of macular degeneration.

Eye Health Evaluations Houston

Eye Health Evaluations Houston

Among the symptoms that are associated with macular degeneration are blurred vision, loss of vision either near of far even if only in one eye, blind spots, seeing objects differently colored in one eye versus the other or differently sized in each eye, or seeing straight lines as being bent. The presence of any of those signs does not mean you should panic, but you should most definitely call us to schedule an appointment with our Houston eye doctors as soon as possible. With a thorough checkup, it can be determined if you are dealing with macular degeneration or not. If so, while macular degeneration cannot be cured or reversed, there are ways to ensure that it does not prevent you from living your life to the fullest.

Houston Family Eye Care
6737 Stella Link Rd
Houston, TX 77005
713-432-1137