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What is Conjunctivitis?

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What is Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis is more commonly known as Pink Eye. Pink Eye causes a great deal of redness and itching in the eye, sometimes accompanied by drainage and a burning sensation. The three types of Pink Eye are Allergic Conjunctivitis, Bacterial Conjunctivitis, and Viral Conjunctivitis.

Allergic Conjunctivitis typically occurs in the Spring and Fall when allergens such as pollen, ragweed, and grasses are most productive. If you suffer from Allergic Conjunctivitis, it is helpful to filter as many allergens from the home as possible and take an over the counter antihistamine.

Bacterial conjunctivitis is relatively easy to treat with antibiotics, usually in the form of an eye drop. When taken as prescribed the symptoms of Pink Eye should subside in just a few days.

Viral Conjunctivitis is more difficult to treat, but there are medications that can be given to ease the discomfort of the symptoms.

If you develop symptoms such as redness with itching, burning, or drainage you should make an appointment to see an Eye Care Professional right away. To schedule an appointment with one of the Eye Care Professionals at Eye Center South in our Dothan, Albany, Andalusia, Panama City, or Destin locations please call 1-800-467-1617.


The Dangers of High Eye Pressure

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The Dangers of High Eye Pressure

High eye pressure is a key indicator of the medical condition known as Glaucoma. In individuals with Glaucoma, there is an abnormally high amount of pressure placed on the optic nerve. This, however, can be diagnosed very easily by an instrument called a tonometer. Once the level of pressure is assessed an individualized treatment plan can begin.

Although Glaucoma typically has no early warning signs, if you are experiencing symptoms such as loss of peripheral vision or tunnel vision you should schedule an eye pressure evaluation immediately. Prevention is always the best medicine and regular eye exams are imperative in maintaining healthy eyes. If you are interested in scheduling a Glaucoma Evaluation with Dr. Sturridge, Eye Center South’s Glaucoma Specialist, please call 334-793-2211.


Have you noticed a change in your vision? Are you a candidate for cataract surgery?

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Have You Noticed a Change in Your Vision? Are You a Candidate for Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery does not only restore lost vision, it typically will allow patients to see even better than they did before. The term cataract is used to describe a condition where the lens of the eye becomes “clouded”. Over time this lens can become yellowed, spotted, and very difficult to see through. Cataract surgery is performed to remove the old “clouded” lens and replace it with a new clear plastic lens. Because an artificial lens is implanted, the new lens has the ability to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. At Eye Center South, we offer the newest technology in lenses for cataract surgery that allow you to see at near, distance and in between. Over 90% of patients who elect a Lifestyle lens, do not wear glasses after surgery. 

Let the Board-Certified Ophthalmologists of Eye Center South show you just how easy this procedure can be. Call us today to schedule your Cataract surgery evaluation to see if you are a candidate for surgery and to see if you are a candidate for the Lifestyle lens. For your convenience, you can schedule your evaluation in our Dothan, Panama City, Destin, Albany or Andalusia office. Call us today at 800/467-1393.


Welcome!

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Welcome!

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