Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis-often referred to as “pink eye”- is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, or the “white part” of the eye and inner lining of the eyelid. Inflammation causes small blood vessels in the conjunctiva to become more apparent, which causes the red or pink cast to the whites of the eye. Inflammation associated with conjunctivitis can be very irritating, but it rarely affects vision.

Causes and Treatment:

There are many different causes and types of conjunctivitis, each containing unique treatment plans.

Viral:

Viral conjunctivitis is often associated with colds or respiratory infection, such as a sore throat. It usually produces a watery discharge, and variable itch. The virus generally begins with one eye, but often spreads to the other. Viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious, so it is very important to limit contact with others when infected, and refrain from touching or itching your eyes. There is no treatment for most cases of viral conjunctivitis, although antiviral medication may be an option if Dr. Bagai Lapsi determines that the case is caused by herpes simplex virus. Usually, the symptoms will gradually clear on their own after about 2-3 weeks.

Bacterial:

Bacterial conjunctivitis is also associated with respiratory infections and colds. Its symptoms include thick, green-yellow mucous emitted by the eye, crusting of the eye and surrounding skin, and eye redness. Bacterial conjunctivitis is treatable, and Dr. Bagai Lapsi will likely prescribe antibiotic eye drops, which should make the infection subside within a few days. Antibiotic eye ointment may also be administered, and should have the same fast results as eye drops, though it can cause blurred vision for about 20 minutes following application.

Allergic:

Allergic conjunctivitis is a response to an allergy-causing substance such as pollen or dust, and affects both eyes. In response to allergens, your body produces an antibody known as immunoglobulin, which triggers special cells in your eyes and airways to release inflammatory substances, such as histamines. These histamines can produce a number of allergy signs and symptoms, including conjunctivitis. Symptoms include intense itching and tearing of the eyes, sneezing, and watery nasal discharge. Most symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis can be treated with allergy eye drops.

Chemical:

Chemical conjunctivitis generally occurs when the eye comes in contact with a chemical splash or foreign object and must be flushed. Irritation from the flushing can cause inflammation and redness, which usually clears up on its own within about a day.

Prevention:

When infected with contagious viral and bacterial conjunctivitis, good hygiene must be practiced to control the spread. For example, you should use clean towels and washcloths daily, and never share. Washing your hands, not touching your face, and throwing out cosmetics should also be practiced to prevent further spread and contamination. In order to avoid reoccurring allergic conjunctivitis, determining the trigger and keeping your distance from it can eliminate symptoms.

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Omni Eye Care

Ophthalmologist located in Covina, CA

Omni Eye Care provides comprehensive eye care in the San Gabriel Valley under the leadership of Dr. Shelly Bagai Lapsi, MD. Patients seeking specialized treatment for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye will appreciate the exceptional care provided by Dr. Lapsi and her staff. Omni Eye Care offers full-service ophthalmology care including complete eye exams, refractions, laser procedures and state-of-the-art cataract surgery.

We recognize the need for personalized eye care for the entire family, encompassing compassion and focused attention to your needs.  In today’s shifting healthcare environment, the continuity of care between a patient and doctor is paramount to achieving positive medical outcomes.  At all times, your care will be directed under the leadership of Dr. Lapsi.

Our beautiful facility in Covina, CA was carefully designed with your comfort in mind the moment you enter, with genuine care and exceptional support from our team.  We only utilize the latest ophthalmic equipment to diagnose and treat your specific eye conditions. Our facility also features electronic medical records with a patient portal to optimize medical communication between our patients and staff.

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Omni Eye Care

Omni Eye Care provides comprehensive eye care in the San Gabriel Valley under the leadership of Dr. Shelly Bagai Lapsi, MD. Patients seeking specialized treatment for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye will appreciate the exceptional care provided by Dr. Lapsi and her staff. Omni Eye Care offers full-service ophthalmology care including complete eye exams, refractions, laser procedures and state-of-the-art cataract surgery.

We recognize the need for personalized eye care for the entire family, encompassing compassion and focused attention to your needs.  In today’s shifting healthcare environment, the continuity of care between a patient and doctor is paramount to achieving positive medical outcomes.  At all times, your care will be directed under the leadership of Dr. Lapsi.

Our beautiful facility in Covina, CA was carefully designed with your comfort in mind the moment you enter, with genuine care and exceptional support from our team.  We only utilize the latest ophthalmic equipment to diagnose and treat your specific eye conditions. Our facility also features electronic medical records with a patient portal to optimize medical communication between our patients and staff.


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Cataract Surgery

Dr. Shelly Bagai Lapsi, MD is one of the leading eye surgeons providing cataract surgery. At Omni Eye Care, Dr. Lapsi provides consultations and evaluations to diagnose your cataract condition and plan the best course for treatment. Early detection and diagnosis of cataracts offers you the best opportunity for cataract treatment so to avoid vision loss. If you notice vision changes such as blurred vision, halos around lights, glare while driving at night, or double vision, let Dr. Lapsi assist you today.

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Dr. Lapsi specializes in cataract surgery, which is the most effective solution for this eye condition. She provides phacoemulsification and extracapsular cataract extraction surgical methods. Phacoemulsification or “phaco” is the most common surgery used to remove cataracts. This method is ideal for treating cataracts in the early stage. By using phaco, Dr. Lapsi can break apart the cataracts and help you see clearly once again. For more advanced stages of cataracts, the extracapsular cataract extraction is typically used. If you are ready to break free of the foggy vision you are experiencing due to cataracts contact your Covina, CA ophthalmologist Dr. Lapsi to schedule a consultation.

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Cataract Treatments
  • Toric Intraocular Lens

    Cataract patients now have the option of reducing or eliminating pre-existing astigmatism with the Toric Intraocular Lens (IOL). This new lens design provides quality distance vision and astigmatism correction all in one step.

     

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    Imagine the ability to see your world as well as you did when you were young, without glasses or contact lenses. Being able to see all you want to see – regardless of how far away or close up you are viewing? Youthful vision is possible with the new Acrysof ReSTOR® and other Multifocal Intraocular lenses.

     

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Our office deals with several contracted payors, including Medicare and most HMO and PPO insurances. We also accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash. As a courtesy, we ask that you keep us informed of any change to your insurance. It is also important that all information about you is current. Please click below for more information:

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We are excited to offer you access to your personal health information through our EMA Patient Portal. This portal will allow you to update your medical and surgical history, pharmacy information, and medication list. You will also have access to summaries of your office visits and information about your diagnoses and treatments. Please click on the link below to access the patient portal.

If you need your username and password, please email our offices at info@omnieyecare.com

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Omni Eye Care
554 East San Bernardino Road
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Covina, CA 91723