General Eye Conditions2018-07-06T11:46:58+00:00

GENERAL EYE CONDITIONS
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GENERAL EYE PROBLEMS

IF YOUR EYES HURT AN EXPERT NEEDS TO EXAMINE THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

It’s important that you do not ignore eyes that are painful, red or dry. If the problem persists seek out the help the of a medical professional as soon as possible.

Eyes can become sore for a variety of reasons. This can include dry eyes, inflammation, allergy or other eye conditions.

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THE CAUSES OF EYE PROBLEMS

There are many different causes for eye problems. Prompt consultation with an experienced Ophthalmologist will help to diagnose the underlying condition. These can include

  • Infection
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Dry eye
  • Lumps & Bumps
  • Inflammation
  • Other causes

LUMPS & BUMPS

Lumps and bumps are most commonly due to cysts such as a chalazion. Other lesions include warts and moles. These lesions can often be removed under local anaesthesia.

GENERAL EYES DIAGNOSIS & EXAMINATION

A consultation with an experienced ophthalmologist will help to establish the cause of your sore eye(s). On occasions, further tests or examinations may be necessary, and this will be discussed with you before any initiation.

TREATMENT

The treatment of painful eyes will depend on the underlying cause diagnosed by the Ophthalmologist. Often such conditions can be treated with simple eye drops, or if it is something like a lid cyst, it can be treated with a minor procedure as an outpatient.

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FAQs ABOUT GENERAL EYE PROBLEMS

Yes, a consultation will help to establish the cause of your problems. There are many different reasons for sore eyes; these include dryness, allergy, inflammation or possibly visual problems.

It is important to investigate changes in your vision in order to establish the cause. If there has been a sudden change in your vision, then you must seek urgent medical attention, delays in diagnosis can possibly lead to permanent reduction in vision or visual loss.

Yes, cysts can be removed under local anaesthesia. Usually, the procedure takes less about 10 minutes, you will have a pad on the eye to protect it and an antibiotic cream to apply to the eye.

A consultation by an ophthalmologist will help to diagnose the reason and possible treatment options discussed.

Antibiotics are good for treating infections, but there may be another reason for your red eye. A careful examination by an ophthalmologist is necessary.

Yes, this is an urgent matter and you need to be examined as an emergency.

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