Ten eye conditions that generally get better without treatment

Did you know that all eye conditions don’t necessarily require treatment? This infographic shows ten different eye conditions that don’t always need a treatment.

More information on these eye conditions:

Bacterial conjunctivitis is a very common eye condition. The symptoms are:

  • Redness
  • Inflammation
  • Itchiness
  • Sticky eyelashes

This condition can be caused by allergies, irritants or bacteria.

Adenoviral conjunctivitis is an eye condition or infection also known as “pink eye”. It is one of the most common eye infections in the world. It is caused by the transmission of infected bodily fluids. It can be spread simply but touching an infected door handle and then touching your eye. This is a condition that takes time to heal and there isn’t any treatment required to cure it.
A sub-conjuctival haemorrhage is a slight bleed or breaking of a blood vessel underneath the conjunctiva. In a lot of cases, there is not apparent cause of this condition. It also can be caused by heavy vomiting, coughing or sneezing, or even an eye/head injury. The eye will appear very red. It is not a painful condition and usually resides on its own. If it’s due to a recent injury, treatment may be needed.
Central serous retinopathy occurs when there is an accumulation of fluid under the macula. This condition causes vision impairment but improves on its own. It is diagnosed by examining the retina.
Chalazion is an eye condition that affects the eyelid. It is a small cyst that develops on the eyelid. It’s caused by blockage of the glands. A chalazion will go away on its own but if it is affecting your vision, you should see your eye doctor.
A corneal abrasion is simply a scratch of the eye’s cornea. These abrasions can be painful and cause discomfort. The necessity of treatment for corneal abrasions depends on the severity of the wound. Mild abrasions can often heal themselves.
Eyelid twitches are usually harmless and caused by some sort of lifestyle factor; for example, caffeine consumption. Although eyelid twitches are normally harmless, at times they can be an indication of a more serious disorder.
An ocular migraine is a short term visual disturbance in one or both eyes. They normally last less than an hour.
This is also commonly known as a ‘black eye.’ This condition is caused by injury and bruising to the area around the eye. Normally, this is just normal bruising and will improve on its own.
Bell’s palsy is a when there is a temporary paralysis on one side of the face. It can affect the eyelids making it challenging to open and close them. Most people suffering from bell’s palsy will not need treatment but this condition could also be an indication of something more serious such as stroke. If you experience facial paralysis, you should seek medical advice.

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