Eye infections, including pink eye, or conjunctivitis, can cause discomfort and disrupt your daily life. Nebraska Medicine eye care specialists provide comprehensive care to diagnose, treat and manage various eye infections. Our goal is to get you back to seeing clearly and comfortably.

Our expert team of ophthalmologists is equipped to treat various eye infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, ultraviolet radiation or contact lenses.

Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
  • Blepharitis
  • Keratitis
  • Stye
  • Uveitis

If left untreated, eye infections can lead to serious complications and damage your vision. It’s important to seek medical care if you experience symptoms such as redness, discharge, pain or blurred vision.

What to expect

You’ll see an ophthalmologist who will perform a thorough examination to determine the cause of your symptoms. Your provider will give you a treatment recommendation and clear instructions on managing your condition at home and preventing future infections.

Eye infections are often treated with medication, either in eyedrop or pill form. Depending on the progression of the infection, your ophthalmologist may treat your condition with steroid eyedrops to reduce inflammation. In rare cases, when the cornea is severely damaged by infection, a corneal transplant may be necessary to improve vision.

Why you should choose Nebraska Medicine

Nebraska Medicine eye care specialists are experts at treating a wide spectrum of eye conditions – from common eye problems to rare conditions. The Truhlsen Eye Institute is the only institute in the region with a comprehensive team of ophthalmology subspecialists, including cornea, retina, uveitis, neuro-ophthalmology, dry eye, glaucoma, ocular oncology, low vision and oculoplastic and orbital surgery.

Few eye care providers have as many subspecialists under one roof. Our team includes experienced general and subspecialty ophthalmologists who diagnose and surgically treat eye diseases. We also have optometrists who provide basic eye care, prescribe contact lenses and glasses and screen for potentially serious eye conditions. When you choose Nebraska Medicine, you’re opting for the best in eye care, where every aspect of your vision health is considered.

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