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Eye Infections Specialists

Fuerst Eye Center

Board-Certified Ophthalmologists & Eye Surgeons located in West Covina, CA & Glendale / La Canada, CA

Millions of people visit their doctor every year for treatment of an eye infection. The board-certified ophthalmologists David Fuerst, MD and Nicole Fuerst, MD at Fuerst Eye Center are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of eye infections and inflammation. They can provide the expert care you need to clear up your infection and prevent more serious health effects. Call the office in Glendale or West Covina, California, or request an appointment online.

Eye Infections Q & A

What are eye infections?

An eye infection occurs when a bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic organism invades your eye or the surrounding area. Eye infections are very common and require immediate medical attention to prevent permanent eye damage or other health-related complications.

The board-certified ophthalmologists at Fuerst Eye Center are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of eye infections and eye inflammation. They can provide the targeted care you need to clear up the infection and restore your eye health. 

What are eye infection symptoms?

Eye infection symptoms may vary depending on the type of germ responsible for the infection and the area affected. Common eye infection symptoms include:

  • Eye inflammation
  • Itchy eyes
  • Burning or stinging sensation
  • Eyelid or eye redness
  • Increase in eye mucus production
  • Crusty eyelids
  • Dry eyes
  • Pain
  • Blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Swollen eyes

If you are experiencing these symptoms, the experts at Fuerst Eye Center. are specialists in eye health who are qualified to manage your eye infection. 

What are common types of eye infections?

Because many different germs can lead to an eye infection, there are many types of eye infections. The most common include:

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is a highly contagious eye infection caused by a virus, also known as pink eye, or a bacteria. 

Viral keratitis

Viral keratitis refers to eye infections caused by a virus, such as ocular herpes. 

Fungal keratitis

Fungal keratitis refers to eye infections that develop from a fungus. 

Endophthalmitis

Endophthalmitis is a very serious bacterial infection that may affect the inner portion of your eye and can lead to blindness. It is a rare complication after eye surgery, trauma, or injections.

Acanthamoeba keratitis

Acanthamoeba keratitis is a serious parasitic eye infection. Contact lens wearers are at risk of developing these types of infections. 

How are eye infections treated?

The board-certified ophthalmologists at Fuerst Eye Center specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of eye infections and eye inflammation. They develop individualized treatment plans based on the results of your comprehensive eye exam. Treatment may depend on the cause of your infection and may include antibiotic eye drops, ointments, and eyelid compresses.

Viral eye infections generally resolve on their own, but in some cases, the team may prescribe antiviral eye drops to reduce the risk of more serious health complications.

To schedule a consultation with the eye infection and eye inflammation experts so you can get the targeted care you need, contact Fuerst Eye Center by phone or online today.