As an experienced pediatric ophthalmologist in Orange County, Dr. Golareh Fazilat provides eye infection treatment for kids. When it comes to eye infections, early treatment is important to ensure that your child does not suffer any permanent eye health or vision damage from the infection.
Types of Eye Infections
There is no one type of eye infection, so the diagnostic stage is very important. Knowing which type of infection your child has will help Dr. Fazilat know which type of treatment is necessary for quick relief. There are several different types, encompassing viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, including:
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye) – This is the most common type of infection among children. It’s a highly contagious and has many different causes, including viral and bacterial.
- Ocular herpes – This occurs with exposure to the Herpes simplex virus.
- Endophthalmitis – This infection occurs with a penetrating eye injury.