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Eye and Ear Conditions

  • Blocked Tear Duct (Dacryostenosis)

    A blocked tear duct can occur in one or both eyes. The blockage may be present at all times, or it may come and go.

  • Conjunctivitis (Newborn/Childhood)

    Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is a very common problem in children. Large outbreaks of conjunctivitis are often seen in day-care settings and schools.

  • Keratitis

    Keratitis is an inflammation or infection of the cornea of the eye. It is a medical emergency because it can lead to blindness if not treated.

  • Stye (Hordeolum)

    A stye is caused by an infection in the oil-producing or sweat glands in the eyelid. The infection is usually caused by bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus.

  • Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection)

    Otitis media is inflammation in the middle ear. Otitis media can occur as a result of a cold, sore throat, or respiratory infection.

  • Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)

    Swimmer's ear is caused by fungi or bacteria that are encouraged to grow because of water that remains trapped in the ear canal after swimming.

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