Walk-in Doctor’s Clinic Providing Eye Infection Treatment for Patients in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg & Surrounding Areas

eye_infection_treatmentIt’s important to seek treatment for an eye infection right away because conjunctivitis can be extremely contagious. Simply touching the area around your eye could transfer the virus to your hand, and you could easily infect anyone you touch without even realizing it. You can avoid spreading or contracting an eye infection by washing your hands frequently, not touching your face, and avoiding contact with anyone who may have the condition.

Eye infection treatment will usually vary based on whether the infection is bacterial or viral. Viral eye infections, also known as “pink eye,” are often triggered by a cold or sinusitis and may include symptoms like:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Watery discharge

Bacterial eye infections, on the other hand, may cause eye swelling, gray or yellow discharge, the formation of crust at the lash line, and sensitivity to light. Both viral and bacterial conjunctivitis can begin in one eye and spread to both. You should seek eye infection treatment in either case to avoid spreading the condition to others.

In the event that you or a family member experience eye pain or eye problems that seem to be more serious than conjunctivitis, you should go to the emergency room right away. Examples of severe conditions include a puncture wound to the eye, detached retina, loss of sight, and toxic chemicals in an eye.

At South Tampa Immediate Care, we have an experienced medical staff that can treat non-emergency eye and ear infections quickly and effectively. We also offer a variety of other services, including burn treatment and flu treatment. Our clinic at 602 South Howard Avenue is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and weekends, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is ever necessary and we offer on-site pharmacy services* for your convenience.

*Medications are dispensed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No narcotics are dispensed at this facility.