COMMON EYE CONDITIONS WHICH CAN
CAUSE PAIN & IRRITATION OF THE EYES
Blepharitis – This is a common inflammatory disorder affecting the glands in the eyelids. It results in dryness of the eyes and irritation. Treatment can relieve the symptoms.
Conjunctivitus – This is an inflammatory disorder of the outer layer of the eyeball. Symptoms include redness, discharge and discomfort. It can be caused by injury, infection or by systemic diseases.
Chalazion / Meibomian Gland Cyst – is a cyst of the eyelid caused by inflammation of a gland in the eyelid whose opening has become blocked.
Corneal Ulcer – This is an infection of the front of the eye. If treated early, no loss of vision will occur.
Pterygium – This is a whitish growth on the front of the eye. Usually due to sunlight exposure.
Stye – Along the margins of each eyelid are eyelashes. If the follicle of the eyelash becomes infected this can result in pain, swelling and discharge.
Strabismus (Squints) – This is an inward or outward deviation of the eye. It can be an indicator of serious disease and needs to be evaluated.
Eye Trauma – Any injury to the eye needs to be seen by an Ophthalmologist as soon as possible,