Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can A Regular Eye Doctor Help Me With A Common Eye Infection

Share
1

1
Can a regular eye doctor help me with a common eye infection?

Can a regular eye doctor help me with a common eye infection?

Yes: Not sure what you mean by regular, but primary care and er docs treat common eye infections, so do optometrists and ophthalmologists. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
9 doctors shared insights

Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


2

2
Might it be possible that a regular eye doctor help me with an eye infection?

Might it be possible that a regular eye doctor help me with an eye infection?

Depends: It depends on what you mean by eye doctor, any ophthalmologist can treat eye infections optometrists can treat eye infections in many states but therapeutic laws differ. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have an eye infection or pink eye?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have an eye infection or pink eye?

Probably pink eye: Pink eye is due to a common viral infection and is the most likely cause of your red eye. Eye infections other than that include herpes, and infection that follows trauma or surgery. If you suspect these, then you need an ophthalmologist examination quickly. ...Read more

5

5
Which doctor should I go for pink eye/eye infection?

Which doctor should I go for pink eye/eye infection?

Your friendly GP/FP: Pink eye (viral or allergic) and bacterial conjuctivitis are usually straight forward uncomplicated problems that any general physician or family physician should be able to help. Remove any contact lenses when the eyes get such problems by the way. Warm saline compresses may help. The purpose of seeing a physician is to see if topical antibiotics are needed and to check for any foreign bodies. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
I have a bad eye infection, who should I go see first? My optometrist or primary doctor?

I have a bad eye infection, who should I go see first? My optometrist or primary doctor?

Neither: If you have a bad eye infection, you need to see an ophthalmologist not an optometrist or primary care physician (unless you need referral). Some serious eye infections need culture prior to antibiotic therapy and an ophthalmologist is most skilled at obtaining the specimen. Also it may not even be an infection...! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
How to get rid of an eye infection without going to the doctor? High deductible for visit to md.

Depends: If viral - will go away on its own. If you wear contacts or if it is caused by bacteria then you could lose vision trying to cure on its own. ...Read more

9

9
Who do I go to for an eye infection: my primary doctor or optometrist?

Who do I go to for an eye infection: my primary doctor or optometrist?

Depends: Some optometrists are licensed to care for eye infections in some states.Your pcp also treats them.The choice sometimes comes down to who's available when you have time to be checked. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
I have throat infection and also eye infection after few weeks , doctors say it is allergy, what should I need to completely owercome this problem.

I have throat infection and also eye infection after few weeks , doctors say it is allergy, what should I need to completely owercome this problem.

Anti Histamine.: If your doctor already diagnosed you allergies you can try some anti-histamine there are several antihistamine available over the counter like Claritin (loratadine) zyrtec or allegra. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan
964 doctors shared insights

Ophthalmology (Definition)

Ophthalmology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the eyes, eye muscles, eyelids, laser surgery, lens implants, glasses, contact lenses, eye ...Read more