Other eye conditions
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Find out more about various eye illnesses
The conjunctiva is a thin translucent mucous membrane that covers the sclera (the white of the eye) and the inside of the eyelids. It extends from the edge of the lid to the cornea. It is well supplied with blood and permeated by sensitive nerve cells, making it sensitive to irritants or foreign bodies. The conjunctiva is essential for the protection of the eye.
Depending on the cause, inflammation of the conjunctiva causes a variety of different symptoms: the eyes are red or swollen, sometimes purulent, can be stuck shut, watering, sensitive to light or occasionally painful. Conjunctivitis can be acute or chronic.
Conjunctivitis can have various causes. The non-infectious form is often caused by environmental factors such as smoke, dust, draught, pollen or chemical substances. In addition, irritation from other eye tissues such as the cornea, the iris or the eyelids can result in a conjunctivitis. Infectious conjunctivitis is caused by pathogens such as bacteria or viruses. In such cases, the illness can even be highly contagious.
If symptoms occur, an ophthalmologist should be consulted. An ophthalmologist is the only person qualified to assess a conjunctivitis and its causes and to initiate appropriate therapy. Treatment usually takes place locally on the eye with suitable eye drops or eye ointments that have anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antiviral or anti-allergic properties. For this purpose, the ophthalmologist can prescribe medications from OmniVision.
The cornea is the translucent front part of the eye that extends over the iris, which determines our eye colour. Light penetrates it to reach the retina. A healthy cornea is therefore a crucial factor for good eyesight.
Inflammation of the cornea (medically known as keratitis) occurs less frequently than conjunctivitis. Yet it is more dangerous as it can impair the vision permanently. Its symptoms include red and burning eyes, pain and the sensation of a grain of sand in the eye. Visual acuity can be impaired. Non-infectious causes of keratitis may include dry eyes, insufficiently closing eyelids, which dries out the cornea, or injury by a foreign body. Infectious keratitis is caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi. The risk of infection is particularly high when the cornea is already injured. An intact cornea is usually protected by its defensive system.
In case of keratitis, visit an ophthalmologist immediately who will initiate a suitable therapy based on the underlying causes. For this purpose, the ophthalmologist can prescribe medications from OmniVision.
Inflammation of the front section of the eye after eye surgery
Following eye surgery the front section of the eye can also become infected. One example of a frequently performed eye operation is cataract surgery. In this operation, the opaque lens is removed and replaced by an artificial intraocular lens. To prevent post-operative infections, the ophthalmologist often prescribes anti-inflammatory eye drops and checks on the healing process in regular check-ups. For post-operative infections, the ophthalmologist can prescribe medications from OmniVision.