Pain in the eyes
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / May 06, 2016
pain in the eye or around the eye can be like a burning sensation may be throbbing, aching or stabbing.The patient may also feel that there is something stuck in the eye.This article discusses eye pain not caused by injury.
Eye pain can be an important sign of health problems.It is necessary to inform the doctor if the patient has pain in the eyes, which does not pass.
Eye fatigue and some discomfort in the eyes - as a rule, a minor problem.It can be caused by incorrectly matched glasses or contact lenses.
Causes of pain in his eyes
Many things can cause pain in the eyes or around the eyes.If the pain is very strong, and if it does not go away or cause loss of vision, the patient should seek immediate medical attention.
Some reasons that can cause pain in the eyes:
- eye burns;
- conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva - the mucous membrane of the eyes, caused most often by an allergic reaction or viral, less bacterial infection, conjunctivitis is often called "pink eye");
- inflammation of the upper and lower eyelids;
- problems with contact lenses;
- eye problems (infection, irritation or injury);
- eye surgery (surgery on one eye or both eyes);
- glaucoma (a large group of eye diseases characterized by continuous or periodic increase of intraocular pressure with the subsequent development of typical defects of the visual field, reduced vision and optic atrophy);
- migraine (neurological disease, the most common and characteristic symptoms are occasional or regular strong and painful headaches in one half or both halves of the head, in which no serious head injuries, stroke, brain tumors, and the intensity and pulsating characterpain associated with vascular headache, rather than by stress headache, migraine headache is not associated with an increase or a sharp decrease in blood pressure, glaucoma attack or increased intracranial pressure);
- viral infections - such as eg the flu.
treatment and home care
When eyes rest can often relieve discomfort due to strain on the eyes.
If the patient wears contact lenses, be sure to try to use the glasses for a few days to make sure that the pain goes away.
If pain is severe or it goes on, we recommend to consult a doctor.
patient should contact your doctor if:
- something hit him in the eye, which caused pain;
- the pain came after an eye injury;
- eye pain - not because of a viral illness and not because of eye fatigue;
- pain is associated with health problems - such as a history of herpes infections (shingles) or an allergic rash;
- pain is severe or it lasts longer than 2 days;
- the patient has an immunodeficiency (HIV);
- the patient had recent surgery;
- the patient has pain, redness, swelling, discharge or pressure in the eyes, which do not go away and affect the quality of his vision.
Your doctor will check the patient's vision, the movement of his eyes and back of each eye (fundus).Therefore, the patient must necessarily visit an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) - a doctor who specializes in eye problems.
To properly identify the source (or sources) of pain, your doctor may ask the patient:
- if something has got his eye (the eye);
- sore - inside or around the eyes;
- whether he feels that now, at the time of inspection, there is something in the eye;
- burn it or if the eye pulsing;
- if the pain starts suddenly;
- if the pain increases when the patient moves through the eyes;
- what other symptoms the patient has.
following tests the eye can be made:
- slit lamp examination;
- check the eye pressure if suspected glaucoma, etc.