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Common Eye Disorders

Common eye disorders can start out mild and ones that we can self-treat at home. However, sometimes, they can progress very quickly moving to something more serious. Always seek medical advice or attention, from your doctor or pharmacist to determine what the next steps should be.

Pink eye

One of the most common eye disorders in children is pink eye. The adults caring for them are also at risk and frequent hand washing is recommended to slow the spread of the infection. Pink eye is an infection that can be triggered by bacteria or a virus and is contagious. It is also known as conjunctivitis. The symptoms include watering, eye discharge that can be discolored, itching, redness, burning, and stinging.

If this is occurring, do not rub your eyes and see a healthcare provider as soon as possible. This is essential to avoid spreading the infection to other family members. The usual treatment is antibiotic eye drops or ointment that is placed in the eyes.

Eye allergies

There are two types of allergies that individuals can experience. They are seasonal or perennial. Seasonal allergies occur during specific times of the year, from a variety of causes. These include mold, pollen, blooming flowers, plants and trees. With perennial allergies, the person has allergy symptoms all the time. This is due primarily from house dust that may contain fungal spores, mold, animal dander, insects and dust mite droppings. Treatment can include oral and topical antihistamines, wet compresses, and intranasal sprays and decongestants.

Ocular broken blood vessel

There are numerous tiny blood vessels that bring nutrition and oxygen to the eye. The sclera is the white part of the eye anatomy. The iris is the colored part of the eye. Sometimes these small vessels will break if we rub our eyes or for no reason that we can find. When this happens, blood leaks into the white part of the eye causing a dramatic appearance. In most cases, the eye will clear up in a few days.

With any of the common eye disorders, always be safe and have your doctor check it out. There may be another cause that needs to be diagnosed.