What These Eye Symptoms Could Mean

August 24, 2021

Think of each of your eyes as a complex and delicate machine—such as a fine-quality, high-performance Italian sports car. And as with intricate and refined mechanisms, there is potential for, things to, so to speak, “muck up the works.”

At the office of Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, the health of your eyes is as important to our board-certified ophthalmologists as it is to you. We know that your eyes are your windows to the world. Our high-tech, cutting-edge diagnostic equipment will provide an overall view of the health of each of your eyes. 

Here are some conditions that can affect your eyes.

Burning or stinging. Eyes can feel this sensation when they are tired or have been aggravated by smoke, dust or hay fever. There’s also the possibility of an accumulation of bacteria, called blepharitis, which elicits flakes on your eyelids. Or, your eyes might not be producing good-quality tears or a sufficient amount. 

Puffiness. Allergies, an infection, bumps on your eyelids, pinkeye or cornea sores are the usual suspects, and the swelling often disappears on its own. But if your eyes stay puffy for more than 24 hours or if your vision is hindered, see an ophthalmologist immediately. 

A lump. It could be a stye (a sore protuberance under your lid or on your lash line caused by bacteria) or a chalazion (a bulge due to a clogged oil gland). If holding a warm washcloth on your eye for 10 to 15 minutes up to five times a day doesn’t help, see an ophthalmologist. On the other hand, yellow spots are probably pinguecula (growths of protein, fat or calcium) or pterygium (fleshy tissue). If they don’t bug you or inhibit your vision, there’s usually no need for treatment. 

At the office of Brook Plaza Ophthalmology, our elite team of ophthalmologists has the ability, focus and flexibility to demonstrate unparalleled professional knowledge. In addition to our high-quality, comprehensive care, we also have a welcoming, patient-focused environment in which each client will feel at ease and at home. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment.