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Chandler Eye Doctor

Eye Infections in Chandler

Chandler Eye Doctor

Chandler Eye Doctor

Whenever you think you may have an eye infection, it is important that you come to see us at San Tan Eye Care. Our Chandler eye doctor, just one of whom is Dr. Jack Hostetler, will be able to assess your eye situation and determine whether or not you have an eye infection that needs to be treated.

There are many different eye infections, and some eye infections, such as keratitis, can have several different causes. For example, a keratitis eye infection can be fungal or bacterial. Our Chandler eye doctor will be able to determine the precise cause of your eye problem and treat you accordingly. There are certain signs that you have an eye infection, and whenever you experience any of them it is important that you come into our vision practice for an immediate eye exam. This is because when the eye develops an infection, complications can develop quickly. Some signs that you may have an eye infection include: pain in the eye; a feeling that there is something in your eye that cannot be removed; an increased sensitivity to light; a yellow, green, or bloody discharge from the eye; excessive eye tearing; increased redness of the eyes; an increased redness of the eyelid; a gray or white sore on the iris; a fever with no obvious cause; or blurred or otherwise affected vision. Patients who wear contact lenses are particularly prone to developing eye infections. It is important that you always disinfected your contact lenses as instructed. You also want to make sure that your hands are freshly washed whenever you touch your eyes, or whatever you insert or remove your contact lenses from your eyes. Many young children come into our vision practice with conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is an extremely contagious eye infection which children often pick up at daycare or at school. Eye infections can generally be treated easily as long as they are treated early.

For an appointment to come in to see our Chandler eye doctor on an immediate basis, contact us today and let our staff know the reason for your call.

San Tan Eye Care
2680 S Val Vista Dr #111
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 807-0288

Lipitor in Chandler

Retinal Management for Lipitor in Chandler

Lipitor in Chandler

Lipitor in Chandler

When patients have ocular conditions that have no apparent cause, it is important to consider whether the condition could be caused by a systemic medication they are taking, such as Lipitor. Systemic medications like this can affect the retina, which is the light-sensitive area in the back of the eye that includes the macula, which is made up of light-sensitive cells that provide us with sharp, detailed vision. In a healthy eye, images are focused onto the retina and then converted into electrical signals that are sent to the brain for processing. However, if you are taking Lipitor in Chandler, you may be at a higher risk for developing a retina-related eye condition. Luckily, San Tan Eye Care is here for you.

A retinal detachment is a serious and vision threatening event. A retinal detachment occurs when the retina, the light sensitive inner lining of the back of the eye, becomes separated from its underlying supportive tissue. The retina cannot function when it detaches, and unless it is reattached soon, permanent vision loss may result. If you suddenly notice spots, floaters, or flashes of light, especially if you are taking Lipitor in Chandler, then you may be experiencing a retinal detachment. Your vision might become blurry, or you might have poor vision. These symptoms can occur gradually as the retina pulls away from the supportive tissue, or they may occur suddenly if the retina detaches immediately. There is no pain associated with a retinal detachment. If you experience any of the above symptoms, consult our retina specialist right away. Immediate treatment increases your odds of regaining lost vision.

Our experienced retina specialist are committed to providing expert medical care using the latest technology and advanced training in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. It is best to speak with our retina specialists to first to determine your exact individual needs while considering retina care, especially if you are taking a systemic medication like Lipitor in Chandler. Please visit our main website for further information regarding retina-related eye problems and their treatment options.

San Tan Eye Care
2680 S Val Vista Dr #111
Gilbert, AZ 85295
(480) 807-0288