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Nearly everyone has had sore eyes at some point. Sometimes they get better on their own, but they can also be a of something more serious. Your eye doctor can figure out what's going on and find the right treatment for you. Sometimes discomfort or pain from a problem in your eye or the parts around it, such as:. Blepharitis : An inflammation or infection of the eyelid which typically is not painful.
Conjunctivitis pinkeye : This is inflammation of the conjunctiva. It can be from allergies or infections viral or bacterial. Blood vessels in the conjunctiva swell. Your eye could also get itchy and gunky. This condition is typically not painful.
It sounds minor, but it can hurt. You can scratch your eye while rubbing it. Your doctor will give you antibiotic drops. It should get better in a couple of days without further problems. Corneal infections keratitis : An inflamed or infected cornea is sometimes caused by a bacterial or viral infection.
You may be more likely to get it if you leave your contacts in overnight or wear dirty lenses. Foreign bodies: Something in your eye, like a bit of dirt, can irritate it. Try to rinse it out with artificial tears or water. Glaucoma : This family of conditions causes fluid to build up in your eye. That puts pressure on your optic nerve. Most of the time there are no early symptoms. But a type called acute angle-closure glaucoma causes pressure inside your eye to rise suddenly. Symptoms include severe eye painnausea and vomitingheadacheand worsening vision. This is an emergency. You need treatment ASAP to prevent blindness.
Iritis or uveitis : An inflammation inside your eye from trauma, infections, or problems with your immune system. Symptoms include pain, red eye, and, often, worse vision. Optic neuritis : An inflammation of the nerve that travels from the back of the eyeball into your brain. Multiple sclerosis and other conditions or infections are often to blame.
Symptoms include loss of vision and sometimes deep discomfort when you look from side to side. Sinusitis : An infection in one of your sinuses. When pressure builds up behind your eyes, it can cause pain on one or both sides.Looking Around (2003 Remaster)
Stye : This is a tender bump on the edge of your eyelid. It happens when an oil gland, eyelash, or hair follicle gets infected or inflamed.
You may hear your doctor call it a chalazion or hordeolum. See your eye doctor if you have eye pain, especially if you have less vision, headacheor nausea and vomiting. Conjunctivitis : Antibacterial eyedrops can cure bacterial conjunctivitis.
Antihistamines in the form of eyedrops, a pill, or a syrup can improve conjunctivitis from allergies. Corneal abrasions: These heal on their own with time. Your doctor might prescribe an antibiotic ointment or drops.
If they don't work, you may need surgery. Iritis: The doctor will treat this with steroidantibiotic, or antiviral eyedrops. The only way to sort out the causes of eye pain and to get the right treatment is to see a doctor. Your vision is precious. Protect it by taking eye pain seriously. Eye Health Reference. Where Does It Hurt?
Sometimes discomfort or pain from a problem in your eye or the parts around it, such as: Cornea: The clear window in the front of your eye that focuses light Sclera: The whites of your eyes Conjunctiva: The ultra-thin covering of your sclera and the inside of your eyelid Iris: The colored part of your eye, with the pupil in the middle Orbit: A bony cave eye socket in your skull where the eye and its muscles are located. Extraocular muscles: They rotate your eye. Nerves: They carry visual information from your eyes to your brain. Eyelids: Outside coverings that protect and spread moisture over your eyes.
Common Eye Problems Blepharitis : An inflammation or infection of the eyelid which typically is not painful Conjunctivitis pinkeye : This is inflammation of the conjunctiva. Other Symptoms Eye pain can happen on its own or with other symptoms, like: Less vision Discharge: It can be clear or thick and colored Foreign body sensation -- the feeling that something is in the eye, whether real or imagined Headache Light sensitivity Nausea or vomiting Red eye or pinkeye Tearing Your eye is crusted shut with discharge when you wake up.
Other symptoms along with sore eyes can be a clue to what is causing the pain. Tests to Diagnose Eye Pain See your eye doctor if you have eye pain, especially if you have less vision, headacheor nausea and vomiting. Eye doctors use a variety of tools to diagnose eye pain: A slit-lamp exam uses bright light to look at all the structures of your eye.
Dilating drops expand your pupil to let the doctor see deep into your eye. A tonometer is a tool that measures eye pressure. The doctor uses it to diagnose glaucoma.
Treatments Just as causes can vary, so do treatments. They target the specific cause of eye pain. Infected cornea: You may need antiviral or antibacterial eyedrops. Optic neuritis: It's treated with corticosteroids. Styes: Use warm compresses at home for a few days. Could I have CAD? Missing Teeth?Looking around for the one
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