Jabalpur Eye Care

OPD Hours:
P.M. to P.M.
Sunday Closed

Contact:
9009101571, 9111451846
jabalpureyecare.com

Behind Sunil Hosiery
Krishna Hotel Road, Bhawartal
Garden, Jabalpur-482002

Eye Symptoms

Urgent Attention

  • Poor or Reduced Vision
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Sensitivity to light

There are number of important symptoms that can affect the eye. A few symptoms require urgent attention and should you experience any of these, make sure you are seen by an ophthalmologist or in an eye casualty without delay.

If you are worried about a symptom you are experiencing, please call to arrange an appointment, alternatively you can book a consultation online or visit to Jabalpur Eye Care Clinic.

Poor or Reduced Vision

Poor or reduced vision requires medical attention, especially if this happens either suddenly or over a short space of time. Vision may be restored if causes are corrected promptly.

It is important to remember that many people do not know they have eye disease because there are often no warning signs or symptoms, or they assume that poor sight is a natural part of growing older. Early detection and treatment of eye problems is the best way to keep your healthy vision throughout your life. In many cases, blindness and vision loss are preventable.

Causes

There are a number of causes of poor vision. The list below is not exhaustive. It is important to have a regular eye examination and eye test for vision and to ascertain and if possible treat any cause of poor vision.

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy
  • Macular pucker/hole
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
  • Uveitis

Redness of the Eye

Redness of the eye accompanied by eye pain or impaired vision requires immediate attention.

The eye becomes "red" from a variety of causes, some are cause for concern and others are medical emergencies, others are of no consequence or concern at all. The degree of redness or appearance of blood usually does not correlate to how serious the situation is. It is generally more important whether you also have eye pain or impaired vision in that case immediate attention is required. The advice of a medical practitioner, specifically an ophthalmologist is necessary to rule out any serious problem.

Causes of Red Eye

The red eye can occur for instance from dry eye, foreign body in the eye, allergies, infection (conjunctivitis or corneal ulcer), iritis, uveitis, inflammation, contact lens overwear and injury.

A bleed also called a subconjunctival haemorrhage is quite common and can occur from straining, sneezing and coughing. Sometimes this can occur with prolonged use of steroid eye drops, very high blood pressure and also where there may be a problem with the clotting mechanisms of the blood. A subconjunctival haemorrhage usually disappears in a couple of weeks.

Inflamation and Infection

Eye inflammation and infection cause red eye and classified according to the location of the infection.

Lids

Blepharitis - inflammation or infection of the lids, base of the lashes, lash follicles or oily secreting glands (meibomian glands). Redness of lid margins, crusty or oily secretions may be noticed.

Conjunctiva

Inflammation or infection of the mucous lining of the eyelids and surface of the eye. Red eye in this instance is commonly called "Pink Eye". Inflammation can be caused by an allergic reaction or irritation. Infections can be caused by a virus or bacteria and can be highly contagious.

Corneal ulcer

Infection of the cornea causes an ulcer with white cells infiltrating along with redness, pain and sometimes a visible white or yellow spot. The cause of this is more commonly bacterial but in rare instances can be from a fungus. The most common cause of a corneal ulcer is contact lens wear. Contact lens wearers who develop a red eye must stop wearing lenses and be seen by an ophthalmologist without delay.

Acute Glaucoma

This is an important cause of red eye that occurs when the pressure in the eye suddenly increases. There can be associated reduction in vision and pain. This is a medical emergency.

Eye Pain

Eye pain is unusual and requires prompt attention by an eye care professional.

There are many different types of pain and each represents a different type of problem. Pain can be associated with redness, sensitivity to light and loss of vision all of which are serious.

If you have eye pain, make sure you are seen by an ophthalmologist or the nearest Eye Accident and Emergency.

Sensitivity to light (Photophobia)

Sensitivity to light (Photophobia) is the inability to tolerate light. Photophobia results in pain and discomfort when someone is exposed to any bright light.

Sensitivity to light (Photophobia) is the inability to tolerate light. In a brightly lit environment no matter the source for instance when looking at the sky, because of pain, severe tearing and discomfort, the eyes squint or close or the head moves away from the source.

Photophobia results in pain and discomfort when someone is exposed to any bright light (sunlight, fluorescent light, incandescent light). Often patients as a consequence have associated squinting and eye closure and the condition can be associated with headache and nausea. Those with light-coloured eyes are more likely to have sensitivity to bright light than those with darker-pigmented eyes.

Causes of Photophobia

A number of different conditions can cause sensitivity to light from dry eye to severe inflammation in the eye. The structures of the eye are very sensitive and there are a high concentration of nerve endings sensitive to pain on the cornea (transparent part of the eye) and other eye structures. Inflammation of any part of the eye results in increased light sensitivity.

The causes below are not an exhaustive list and provided to improve knowledge of the condition.

  1. Dry eye
  2. Allergic conjunctivitis
  3. Post-surgery
  4. Post Trauma / eye injury
  5. Iritis
  6. Uveitis

Photophobia is a symptom that could indicate something serious taking place in the eye and you are advised to see an ophthalmologists without delay if you are constantly experiencing this symptom.