Eye Care

Weeden Eye Clinic 662-539-7801

Corinth Eye Clinic 662-286-8860

At Corinth Eye Clinic and Weeden Eye Clinic, we understand that eye emergencies can happen at any time and can be a frightening experience. That’s why we provide high-quality emergency eye care services to our patients. While some eye emergencies require a trip to the emergency room, there are many eye emergencies we are better equipped to handle.  

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please do not hesitate to visit us or call for an appointment.  

Eye infections 

There are several types of eye infections that can be considered an emergency and require immediate medical attention.  

Pink eye 

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent layer that covers the front of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelids. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including viral infections, bacterial infections, allergies, and irritants such as smoke or chlorine. 

Symptoms of pink eye can include redness, swelling, discharge, and itchy eyes. In some cases, the discharge from the eyes can be thick and crusty, particularly after sleeping. Pink eye can also cause a burning sensation, sensitivity to light, and a feeling of having something stuck in the eye. 

Pink eye is usually not a serious condition and can be treated with eye drops or ointments. However, it is important to see an eye doctor if you suspect that you have pink eye, as it can sometimes be a sign of a more serious eye condition or infection. We can determine the cause of conjunctivitis and provide appropriate treatment to help you feel better and prevent the spread of the infection to others. 

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis 

This is a bacterial infection of the conjunctiva (the thin, transparent layer that covers the front of the eye) that can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, and discharge. 

Corneal ulcer 

This is an open sore on the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye) that can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or other types of infections. Corneal ulcers can be very painful and can cause vision loss if left untreated. 

Foreign body removal 

If you get something stuck in your eye, such as metal or wood shavings, please contact us. We are experienced at safely removing these foreign bodies from the eye to minimize any damage to the eyes. 

If you experience a sudden increase in the number of eye floaters, see flashes of light, or see a dark curtain on the side of your vision, contact us immediately as these are symptoms of retinal detachment, which is a medical emergency.    

Steps to take during an eye emergency 

To avoid making your eye issue worse, take the following steps when dealing with an eye emergency:    

  1. Stay calm and try not to panic. 
  2. Protect the affected eye. If you have a foreign object stuck in your eye, try not to rub or scratch your eye, as this can cause further damage. If you are experiencing a chemical burn, rinse your eye with water for at least 15 minutes to remove any remaining chemicals. 
  3. Seek medical attention. If you are experiencing an eye emergency, it is important to see an eye doctor as soon as possible. If you are unable to see an eye doctor right away, you may need to go to the emergency room for further evaluation and treatment. 
  4. Avoid driving if you are experiencing an eye emergency or problems with your vision.   
  5. Follow your doctor’s instructions. If you have been prescribed eye drops or ointments, be sure to use them as directed. If you have been given instructions to wear an eye patch or shield, follow those instructions carefully. 
  6. Take care of yourself. Try to get plenty of rest and avoid activities that could put additional strain on your eyes. If you have been advised to avoid certain activities or substances, be sure to follow those instructions. 

If you are unable to seek medical attention right away, call your eye doctor or the emergency room for further instructions. Do not try to self-treat an eye emergency, as this can cause further damage and may lead to serious complications.  

We understand that seeking emergency eye care can be stressful, which is why we strive to make the process as easy and convenient as possible. If you are experiencing an eye emergency, please don’t hesitate to come see us or call for an appointment. We are here to help you see clearly and feel your best.