In addition to the common infection “Pink Eye” (infective conjunctivitis), there are other conditions such as styes, blepharitis, and herpetic eye infections that we can diagnose and treat. Is one of your eyes sore, sticky, or swollen? If so, call us right away.

Here are some common eye infections and conditions:

  • Red Eye: expanded blood vessels due to irritation or infection
  • Pink Eye: “conjunctivitis” causing redness and swelling of the mucous membrane lining the surface of the eye and eyelid
  • Styes: caused by bacterial infection, creating a tender red bump on typically the edge of the eyelid
  • Chalazion: similar to a stye but not infected, occurring when an oil gland in the eyelid is blocked
  • Blepharitis: bacteria and oily flakes along the base of your eyelashes, causing eyelids to swell and/or feel burning
  • Dry Eye Syndrome: insufficient lubrication on the surface of the eye. Symptoms may include:
    • stinging or gritty sensation in the eyes
    • excessive tearing followed by noticeable lack of moisture
    • occasional bouts of blurred vision
    • contact lenses discomfort
    • low tolerance of activities entailing sustained visual engagement, such as reading or working on the computer

Common eye diseases that we can detect during a comprehensive exam:

  • Cataracts: cloudy area from proteins lumping together in the otherwise clear lens of the eye, mostly related to aging
  • Glaucoma: progressive damage to the optic nerve from a slow clogging of drainage canals, increasing eye pressure and resulting in loss of nerve tissue, eventually leading to vision loss. Symptoms and damage usually go unnoticed.
  • Macular Degeneration: affects the macula, the center of the light-sensitive retina at the back of the eye, causing loss of central vision
  • Retinal Disorders:  including holes, tears and detachments – when the retina separates from the underlying tissue

Give us a call at 416-922-5164 to schedule your Comprehensive Eye Exam today.