If you ever think you may have an eye infection, you should make an immediate appointment to come in and see us at Maplewood Vision Care. Our 07040 emergency eye doctor, Dr. Dennis J. Delesio, can provide you with treatment for eye infections such as conjunctivitis and keratitis.
If you wear contact lenses, you are more likely to get an eye infection. It is extremely important that you always handle your contact lenses when your hands are clean, and that you disinfect your contact lenses as directed. If you touch your eyes with hands that are not freshly washed, or your contact lenses are not properly disinfected, you can inadvertently cause your eyes to become infected. Keratitis is a common and serious eye infection. If you have eyes that are irritated, tearing, have a discharge, are red, burning, or are sensitive to light, you may have keratitis. It is important that you make an appointment to see our 07040 emergency eye doctor, for treatment. Usually, eye infections can be easily treated with medicated eye drops. However, if certain eye infections are left untreated, they can go on to cause serious vision loss, and even blindness. For this reason, it is important to always come in to see our eye doctor if you think you may be experiencing an eye infection. Conjunctivitis is a very common eye infection, which is also highly contagious. Children often pick up this eye infection at daycare centers or at school. If your child has any of the symptoms of an eye infection, you will want to make an immediate appointment for him are to come in to be seen by our eye doctor. Corneal ulcers have many of the symptoms of eye infections, but they also can cause a visible white spot on the cornea.
For an appointment to meet with our 07040 emergency eye doctor, simply contact our office and let us know the reason for your call so that an immediate appointment can be arranged.