Eye conditions are serious medical issues that require an examination right away. A physician can look inside your eye with instruments that reveal the condition of the back of the eyeball. If there is a problem such as a detached retina, then you will need emergency surgery. In most cases, a black eye affects only the skin around the eyes, so you can apply cool or warm compresses to reduce any pain or swelling.
Sudden blurry vision can indicate that you have a health issue that requires attention. A stroke or brain tumor can cause this problem. In addition, you can have blurry vision from eyestrain due to reading too much or spending too much time using electronic devices such as computers. You may need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct your vision.
Infection of one or both eyes can occur due to exposure to pathogens such as bacteria along with contamination from pollutants such as chemicals. The symptoms from blepharitis can include having watery eyes that burn, or you may have crusty debris on the eyelids. A physician can provide eye drops to relieve the discomfort in your eyes.
If you wear contact lenses, then it is easy to scratch an eyeball with harder lenses or a fingernail. This can lead to a serious acanthamoeba keratitis infection that causes discomfort from light sensitivity, blurred vision, or excessive moisture from the tear ducts. A physician can prescribe antibiotic oral medications along with eye drops that will eliminate this infection.
It is possible to have bumps around your eyes, and these are often on the upper or lower eyelids. Styes can feel irritating or obscure your vision, but the little bumps usually go away within a few days. Massage your eyes with clean fingers, or you can apply soothing compresses that will reduce the pain from these bumps.
When you have double vision, it is a serious medical issue, indicating that you have a head injury or a problem with your brain. You should visit an urgent care center such as WellCare immediately to determine if you have had a stroke or have a concussion. The treatment for double vision varies, depending on its cause.
Eye problems are not to be taken lightly. If you are suffering from an eye problem then come into WellCare Urgent Care right away so that we can find a treatment for you and prevent any further problems from occurring. You can book an appointment online at our Cascade and Leonard locations.