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Eye Infections in Seattle, WA

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Eye infections may be caused by bacteria, a virus, or a fungus and are commonly very communicable. People with eye infections usually experience pain, redness, a gritty sensation, and/or itchiness in their eyes. If left untreated, eye infections may also result in temporary vision loss, and some eye infections are much more emergent, requiring immediate treatment by an experienced professional. In the event that you or a member of your immediate family have developed an eye infection, set up an appointment at SPEX. Dr. Scott Campbell has years of experience in diagnosing and treating both familiar and rare forms of eye infections for Seattle, WA patients.

Don't hesitate to schedule an eye screening at SPEX if you notice the signs of an eye infection. Dr. Campbell will talk to you about your case and complete a physical assessment of your eye. He may need to order special tests to properly diagnose the kind of infection you are experiencing, which could involve removing a tiny specimen of the affected area. This procedure is extremely easy and doesn't hurt since the eye will be completely numbed with eye drops. Establishing the kind of and cause of the infection is fundamental to designing your treatment regimen and discouraging infections later on.

Eye infections can result from bacteria, viruses, or fungi, and they are often highly contagious. Common symptoms include pain, redness, a gritty sensation, and itchiness in the eyes. If not treated promptly, eye infections can lead to temporary vision loss and may require urgent care. At SPEX, Dr. Scott Campbell uses his extensive experience to diagnose and treat a wide range of eye infections, ensuring patients receive the appropriate care to prevent complications.

Once Dr. Campbell completes a comprehensive eye examination, he can decide on the most effective way to heal your eye infection. The treatment plan will be based on the type of eye infection you have. For bacterial infections, Dr. Campbell might prescribe oral or eye-drop antibiotics. If you have significant swelling, Dr. Campbell may use eye drops or injections that contain cortisone or a steroid. For patients with a stye or chalazion that won’t go away on its own, laser treatment or minimally invasive surgery may be needed.

Scheduled a visit because of an eye infection. Doctor was very thorough and knowledgeable. Quick diagnosis and reasonable treatment plan. Warm and welcoming staff. Thank you for the great service.

C.B. Google

This is the first time I've had fun at an optometrist appointment. I played a light video game thing to test for glaucoma, got a cool scan of my eyeball showing the nerves and retinal attachment, and another scan to check eye-related brain tissue. Dr. Campbell explained every procedure and result and seemed excited that I had questions, unlike some other places I've been too that seem to be trying to push patients through as fast as possible. Dr. Campbell also used the minimum necessary amount of eye dilation liquid, so I was able to go right back to computer work without needing sunglasses inside. Overall, best optometrist experience I've had in 16 years of having glasses. Go here.

J.M. Google

Dr. Campbell and his team are first-rate in every way! My wife deals with iritis frequently due to her ankilosing spondylitis and he always gets things under control quickly, and is available by phone whenever she needs. I recently went in for an eye exam and he got me dialed in for a pair of progressive lenses. Can't recommend him enough!!

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Eye infections are usually minor, but sometimes, they are serious and hard to recognize on your own. If you think you have an eye infection or feel a foreign body stuck in your eye, you need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Campbell in Seattle, WA. At SPEX, our team is fully trained and skilled in diagnosing and managing eye infections and providing considerable relief.

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How can I tell if I have an eye infection?

Eye infections can exhibit themselves in a wide number of ways. However, symptoms can include eye pain, light sensitivity, discharge, and redness. If you notice any of these symptoms, you likely have an eye infection and should consult with our team for treatment.

Can an eye infection go away on its own?

While an eye infection can technically go away on its own in some cases, we do not recommend allowing this to happen. Even a minor infection can often take 7 – 14 days to clear itself up, which leaves you in pain for that amount of time and increases the risk of causing further damage to your eye.

Can I go to work with an eye infection?

Returning to work with a viral or bacterial eye infection, such as pink eye, is not recommended. Your infection is contagious and could spread to your coworkers. However, if you're experiencing something like allergic conjunctivitis, you are free to return to work as the condition is caused by allergies and is not contagious.

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