Flashes, Floaters, Red Eyes – a guide to medical eye care
Our optometrists are available to address emergent eye problems, provide ongoing monitoring of eye conditions such as glaucoma or dry eyes and provide post operative care for Lasik and cataract removal.
If you are experiencing any issues with your eyes, please call to discuss with one of our doctors as soon as possible.
Brief definitions of some of the common medical eye conditions.
Cataracts – A clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which as it progresses with time will create blurry, hazy vision.
Conjunctivitis – Inflammation of the thin, clear coating of the eye and inside of the eyelids, often causes red, itchy, eyes with or without mucus discharge.
Corneal Abrasion (scratched eye) – loss of cells and/or tissue on the surface of the eye, often painful, causing red eyes and a hypersensitivity to light.
Detached Retina – The retina becomes detached from it’s underlying tissue, if not treated immediately can cause permanent vision loss. Signs include spots, floaters or flashes of light, sudden blurriness of vision or seeing a shadow or curtain descend across your vision. If you experience any of these symptoms, call our office right away.
Dry Eye Syndrome – Lack of sufficient lubrication to the eyes can cause irritation, inflammation, and in severe cases, scarring to the front of the eye.
Glaucoma – Damage to the optic nerve can occur with few to no initial symptoms due to elevated pressure in the eye. If left untreated, causes periphery vision loss and eventual blindness.
Macular Degeneration – Deterioration of the macula, center part of the retina, causes irreversible blind spots in the central vision area.
Red Eyes – A bloodshot or red, irritated eyes can be caused by allergies, eye fatigue, contact lens overuse or an eye infection, but can also indicate a more serious condition. Persistent, worsening red eyes should be checked as soon as possible.
” Dr. McEathron detected an eye problem that required an ophthalmologist. The first one I saw misdiagnosed the problem completely, even though Dr. McEathron had noted it on my record. Fortunately the second ophthalmologist correctly diagnosed the problem. I continue to use Binyon Vision Center for my glasses prescription, as every visit is a joy: helpful, smiling, efficient people I trust completely. I’m grateful to Dr. McEathron for being astute and careful enough to detect a problem and to see that I was cared for by the appropriate professional. My daughter will second this recommendation ‘in a heartbeat’. ” – Barbara
” My experience with cataract diagnosis and referral to an excellent surgeon was great and then the Aftercare visits were informative and helpful in making my recovery easier. I would refer others to this Center. Thank you for all your help.” – Susan