Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates

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Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates

Laser Vision Correction, Dry Eye Treatment, Cataract Surgery,
Contact Lenses & General Eyecare

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Eye Issues You Should Never Ignore

Many patients suffer from vision problems that can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, such as myopia and hyperopia. However, other conditions, such glaucoma and retinal detachment, are progressive and can lead to vision loss if not treated. Understanding what to look for helps you know when to alert your eye care team, such as the professionals at Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates, who can help preserve your vision. Here are a few eye issues you should never ignore:

Sudden blurry vision

Blurry vision can affect your peripheral or central vision, making it an easy issue to recognize. This type of vision distortion could be a sign of a condition that needs quick attention. Conditions related to blurry vision include:

  • Detached retina
  • Corneal infection
  • Macular edema
  • Diabetic retinopathy

Eye swelling

Swelling around the eye is often caused by some sort of irritation or inflammation of the eyelids and surrounding tissues. Eye swelling can be a result of head trauma, face trauma, or severe allergic reaction. If swelling does not go away, it can indicate a more serious issue, like:

  • Cellulitis
  • Blocked tear duct
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Blepharitis/ Meibomitis

Eye redness

A number of factors can lead to red eyes, which are caused by the blood vessels in the eye expanding due to irritants or inflammation. Sudden red eyes can cause long-term issues and vision loss if not addressed. You may have:

  • Pink eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Uveitis
  • Dry Eye


Headaches vary based on the issue that is causing them. If you notice that your headache does not get better with rest and medication, it is time to involve Dr. Kornmehl, who can help you rule out conditions such as:

  • Photokeratitis
  • Corneal infection
  • Eyestrain

Sensitivity to light

The eye is a brilliant organ that is capable of handling a range of light levels. If you feel that your eyes cannot deal with the light in your environment, you may have light sensitivity. Mild light sensitivity can occur when you first walk outside after being in a dark environment. But severe sensitivity could mean something more is going on. This can include larger issues such as:


A sudden uptick in the number of floaters you experience may signal conditions that are known to cause this issue. These include:

  • Torn retina
  • Detached retina
  • Ocular lymphoma

Eye Health at Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates

Dr. Kornmehl and his skilled staff are committed to helping you protect your vision and maintain your eye health. If you are experiencing concerning eye conditions, it is important to act quickly. Call our office at (877) 870-2010 to schedule an appointment today.