Common Eye Conditions & Screenings

Protect Your Eyes

At Eye Consults, we screen for and treat common eye infections, using the latest treatments to protect against recurrence and further infection. Across the Triad, we ensure our ophthalmology patients get the best care for these common conditions.

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Dry Eyes Treatments

Dry Eyes

Dry eye occurs when people do not produce good quality tears or do not produce enough tears. The normal eye needs to be totally bathed by tears. When it is not completely wet due to lack of tears or poor quality tears, the eye does not feel comfortable.

Dry Eyes Symptoms:

  • Stinging eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Scratchy eyes
  • Excessive tearing
  • Tired feeling of the eyes
Pink Eye Treatment

Pink Eye

Pink eye can mean many things about your eye. It can be caused by an infection, allergies or even inflammation of the eye. The correct medical term is called conjunctivitis.

Different Types of Conjunctivitis include the following:

  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis: A type of pink eye caused by bacteria.
  • Viral Conjunctivitis: Contagious type of pink eye caused by a virus, the most common cause of pink eye.
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis: This is not contagious. It is caused by allergies.

Pink Eye Symptoms:

  • Stinging eyes
  • Burning eyes
  • Foreign body sensation

Cataract Treatments


Cataracts typically occur with age. It is when the natural lens of the eye gets cloudy. When you have a cataract, it appears as if you are looking through a dirty or foggy window.

Cataract Symptoms:

  • Cloudy and blurry vision that does not improve with blinking
  • Glare and halos around light
  • Trouble seeing in dim light or at night
  • Changing eyeglass prescription
  • Faded Colors

Pterygium Treatments


A pterygium (sometimes called surfers eye) is a triangular fleshy white growth that grows onto the surface of your eye. Sometimes this growth can be small and sometimes it can be large. The larger pterygiums can sometimes block your vision when it has grown over your pupil.

One factor that causes a pterygium to grow is UV light. People who live in sunny climates and work outdoors tend to be most at risk of developing these growths.

Pterygium Symptoms:

  • Some people have no symptoms
  • Redness over the area
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Blurry vision
Macular Degeneration Treatments

Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is a deterioration of the central back part of the eye. This part of the eye is called the macula and is responsible for everyone’s central vision. The following are possible risk factors for ARMD:

  • Caucasian race
  • Heredity – if someone in your close family has ARMD, you have a greater chance of getting macular degeneration
  • Smoking – smokers are at a higher risk
  • High blood pressure

Macular Degeneration Symptoms:

  • Blurry distance and near vision
  • Having trouble reading and recognizing faces
  • A blind/black spot in your central vision
  • Straight lines appear crooked
  • No central vision