Ophthalmological Conditions

What is it- This is a common condition that affects the eyelids.  It can be caused by a bacterial infection or a problem with the meiobiam gland.

Symptoms- Red swollen itchy eyelids, sore eye lids, flaky and crusting eyelids, conjunctivitis, gritty feeling, cysts.

Treatment- There are many over the counter medications such as eye wipes and eye drops as well as conservative methods of managing this such as keeping eyelids clean by washing with warm water on cotton wool for 10 minutes. 

However, it is sometimes necessary for a GP to prescribe medication.  Book now with MyDoc  and we are able to issue a prescription same day and send to the pharmacy of your choice to collect.

For further information see below the following links 

Blepharitis | Causes, Symptoms and Treatment | Patient

Blepharitis – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

What is this – This is the most common red eye problemIt is inflammation of the conjunctiva which is a thin layer that covers the eye.

Causes- It is caused by either a bacterial, viral or allergic reaction.

Symptoms – red eye, itchy, gritty or burning feeling, watery eye, sticky eye worse in the mornings.

If YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PLEASE CALL 111 OR ATTEND YOUR NEAREST AE DEPARTMENT AS THIS COULD SUGGEST SOMETHING MORE URGENT AND SERIOUS. 

  1. LIGHT SENSITIVITY
  2. VISUAL LOSS
  3. EYE PAIN
  4. BLURRED VISION
  5. FALSHES AND FLOATERS OR A FEELING OF A CURTAIN COMING DOWN IN YOUR VISION
  6. RED PAINFUL EYES
  7. FEVER
  8. CHILD LESS THAN 28 DAYS OLD WITH RED EYES

Treatment- Conservative management with cool warmed water to keep the eye clean. 

Book online to have a consultation with our GPs  if you are suffering from conjunctivitis or any concern regarding your eyes. 

Our GPs will provide a diagnosis and management plan which may include a prescription for antibiotics eye drops or oral antibiotics depending on the severity.  Other medication such as antihistamines are also used to treat symptoms caused by allergies or eye drops.

For further information see below 

Eye conjunctivitis | Symptoms and Treatment | Patient

Conjunctivitis – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

What is it– This is an eye condition whereby our eyes do not produce enough tears to lubricate the eyes.

Symptoms- Itchy, sore, red, blurry vision which clears after blinking a few times, occasional light sensitivity,  more watery than normal, feeling gritty or as though something is in the eye.

Causes- Age related 50 yrs over, medications (antidepressents), contact lens, other medical problems such as blepharitis or autoimmune conditions such as Sjorgrens This is an autoimmune condition that affects oarts of the body which produce fluid such as saliva and tears. or SLEThis is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation at different parts of the body including joints, skin , lungs, kidneys, heart and blood. , living in hot dry cold dusty environments, sometimes the menopause and even the contraceptive pill, Roscacea, Rheumatoid ArthritisRheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune condition that targets mainly the joints resulting in inflammation and pain but also can target other parts of the body such as the eyes. If this is suspected an urgent specialist referral will be required , Diabetes, Seborrheic dermatitis.

Treatment- If you experience dry eye symptoms you must seek medical advice via the optician or one of our GP’s online booking.   

It may be that further tests need to be performed to get a diagnosis of dry eyes and exclude any underlying medical problems that can also cause this.  Treatments may include general measures such as avoid contact lens, keeping eyes clean, avoiding streams of hot and cold air.  However, medical intervention may be needed and artificial tears, which our GP’s can help with.  Our GP’s can prescribe eye drops or gels that can help keep your eyes lubricated. 

Sometimes our clinicians may deem it necessary for further specialist support and a referral to an eye specialist may be required.  This can be done same day and emailed to you.

For further information click below 

Dry Eyes | Dry Eye Syndrome | Patient

Dry eyes – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

 

What is it- A stye is a visible lump that can be seen on the inside or the outside of your eyelids.

Symptoms- Painful small lump sometime pus filled with the skin around the eye being red, tender, swollen, as well as causing a watery or crusty eye.  If the lump is hard and painless then it is known as a chalazion.

Treatment– usually a stye will clear up on its own within 1-2 weeks.  General measures such as getting a clean warm flannel and 3-4x a day cleaning the area of the stye.

Avoid make up or use of contact lens.  Sometimes it maybe necessary that a course of antibiotic eye drops/ ointment or oral antibiotics may be required and even referral to eye specialist.  If you would like to speak to an eye specialist and do not need to speak to a GP, then go to MyConsult and our GPs will review and be able to provide a referral letter for you to then see a specialist eye doctor.

Alternatively book now if you would like to talk more about your eye condition. 

For further information follow the link below 

Stye – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Eye Stye | Causes and Treatment | Patient

 

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