RED EYE CAUSES

  •     TRAUMA    
    •     FOREIGN BODY
    •     ABRASION
    •     CHEMICAL BURN
    •     LACERATION
    •     PERFORATION
    •     BLUNT TRAUMA WITH INTRAOCULAR BLEED(HYPHEMA)
    •     INFECTION
      •     CONJUNCTIVITIS
        • BACTERIAL
        • VIRAL
    •     CORNEAL ULCER/ABSCESS
    • ORBITAL CELLULITIS
    • ENDOPHTHALMITIS    
  • INFLAMMATION
    • DRY EYE
    • OCULAR ALLERGY
    • BLEPHARITIS
    • EXPOSURE KERATOPATHY
    • EPISCLERITIS
    • SCLERITIS
    • IRITIS
    • GRAFT REJECTION
    • ACUTE GLAUCOMA
  •     OTHER
    • SUBCONJUNCTIVAL HEMORRHAGE
    • RECURRENT EROSION

A red eye is a symptom that something is wrong with the eye.  The range can be from the self-limited non vision threatening to conditions which can lead to loss of vision and/or the eye itself. 

The first step in treatment is making the correct diagnosis.  With appropriate equipment, training, experience, and ability to do special stains, most of these conditions can be diagnosed and treated in the office setting by Dr. Newton.

Since some causes of red eye require surgical treatment, e.g. repair of perforation, laceration, Dr. Newton is able to perform corneal surgery and other related intraocular procedures.  Dr. Newton's office is equipped with a Nd-YAG laser for treatment of acute glaucoma.

Should a condition arise requiring consultation of a vitreoretinal surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon or ENT surgeon, Dr. Newton can arrange for prompt competent consultation.

INSURANCE

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