Red eye is often times nothing more than an irritation, however, if the problem persists for longer than a few days, it could be a red flag of a much more serious problem. Redness in the eye which lasts for more than a few days can be a sign of different ocular diseases and conditions, all of which are very severe in nature. When redness in your eyes simply does not quit, do not hesitate to visit your local Summerlin South optometrist at the offices of Romy Park, OD for an accurate diagnosis of your optical illness to help maintain and protect the health of your vision.
Red eyes can often be a sign of many different illnesses, depending on the symptoms which accompany it. Sometimes if red eyes are accompanied by colored halos, it can be a sign of a corneal edema, or a swelling of your corneas. This causes the cornea, which is located in the center of your eye, to become thicker as it swells, and as it does so, it becomes less transparent and harder to see. This causes the colored halos throughout your vision, and the swelling causes your eye to become red. However, more often than not, red eyes which does not go away from over the counter irritation remedies are often a symptom of the conjunctivitis, and like a corneal edema, requires immediate care from your Summerlin South optometrist.
Conjunctivitis can be caused by many different sources, including allergies, bacteria, a virus, and an even a simple irritant such chlorine or your shampoo. Pink eye, or inflammation of the conjunctiva, in its most serious form is caused by highly contagious bacteria, and can be caused by the same bacteria as some STDS. Symptoms of an inflamed conjunctiva include a burning sensation in your eyes, often accompanied by an itch, heightened light sensitivity, thick yellow discharge, as well as white or green discharge, watery eyes, and blurred vision in extreme cases. A simple visit to your Summerlin South optometrist can determine the cause of your case of conjunctivitis for immediate treatment.
Romy Park, OD has been proudly serving our local community as your trusted Summerlin South optometrist for over a decade in optical care for people of all ages with all types of conditions, from astigmatism to conjunctivitis. You can trust Dr. Park’s level of knowledge and experience to treat your red eye problems and restore your eyes to a picture of perfect health once more. Whether the cause of your red eye is inflamed conjunctiva or glaucoma, Dr. Park is fully trained, certified, and experienced to give you the personal and professional level of care needed for exacting optical care that will have you seeing clearly once more.