Emergency/Urgent Eyecare

Emergency/Urgent Eyecare

Emergency/Urgent Eyecare

Emergency/Urgent Eyecare

Emergency/Urgent Eyecare

Emergency Eyecare

Same-day emergency appointments are available for the following conditions:

Spots and/or Light Flashes inside the eye:

The conditions below cause the same symptoms. Prompt treatment is the most important factor in preventing vision loss.

  • Retinal Detachment (RD) could cause blindness

  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment (benign)

  • Retinal Tear which can lead to an RD

  • Migraine (with or without a headache)

Eye Pain:

Can have many different causes which require different treatments.

  • Styes

  • Corneal abrasion

  • Recurrent Corneal Erosion (pain upon awakening)

  • Iritis (inflammation of the iris-colored part of the eye)

  • Dry eye

  • Injury

  • Glaucoma

  • Different types of conjunctivitis (pink eye)

Sudden loss of vision: Could be caused by:

  • Retinal Detachment

  • Stroke

  • Migraine

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Glaucoma

  • Vascular Disease

  • Temporal Arteritis

Foreign Body Removal:

  • Metal, Wood, Fiberglass, Plastic, Contact lenses

This red eye could be due to bacteria, virus or allergy

"Pink eye" from a bacteria, virus, fungus or allergies can all look like this.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye):

Is a general term used for many eye conditions The actual term is conjunctivitis, which can be caused by allergies, bacteria, or a virus. treatments for all are completely different. Proper diagnosis can only be determined by an in-office evaluation.

  • Bacterial conjunctivitis has a yellow discharge. The eyes are often stuck together upon awakening, It is contagious up to 48 hours after starting antibiotic eye drops, The eyes can be slight to very red, and can feel gritty or itchy.

  • Viral conjunctivitis usually has a clear watery discharge. Viral "pink eye" can be very contagious. The eyes can be slight to very red, and it usually causes a burning feeling and light sensitivity

  • Allergic conjunctivitis has a stringy discharge. The eyes are usually only slightly red. The eyes feel itchy or gritty and it can cause light sensitivity and blurred vision

  • A more serious condition that can present itself as pink eye is called Iritis, which is an inflammation inside the eye, of the iris.

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