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Eye Pain

Eye pain occurs when there is the discomfort felt on the surface or deep inside the eyes. It appears as slight irritation to pain inside the eyes. Eye pain is one of the symptoms of blepharitis, conjunctivitis, corneal abrasions, corneal infections, glaucoma, iritis, and optic neuritis. Eye pain can also occur with other symptoms such as headache, sensitivity to light, nausea, foreign body sensation in the eyes, and tearing. Its treatment usually depends on the cause.

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When should be I be concerned about my gestational hypertension?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 weeks pregnant, and I was diagnosed with gestational hypertension at 27 weeks. I have been prescribed Labetalol 100 mg twice daily. After using Labetalol over the past week, I am having persistent headaches and eye pain today. Should I be concerned? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern, and I will surely help you. The medicines you are taking are highly recommended during pregnancy for high blood pressure, pain, and fever. Despite that your blood pressure is high, you are having headaches and eye pain. As your blood...  Read Full »

I get weird headaches, pinprick sensation, and eye aches on waking up. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Why do I get weird headaches, sometimes pinprick sensation, sometimes my eyes ache after waking from a day nap or morning, and sometimes stress head? I do not have any ENT issues. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Unfortunately, your description of your headache is brief, and more data is needed to give you a better possible diagnosis. For example, I need to know: 1. How long does each episode of your headache take? 2. Does it decrea...  Read Full »

The right side of my head and right eye are in excruciating pain after a re-RCT of my upper back tooth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my right upper fifth tooth RCT (Root Canal Treatment) eight months ago. It was also sensitive and painful following the root canal treatment. I also took the entire prescribed medication dose. However, after 40 days, I returned to the doctor to discuss the issue. He simply change...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I am sorry for the problems you are facing. It is difficult to make comments on the RCT(root canal treatment). Maybe you have a cracked tooth. The upper right four might be cracked and need an RCT. Neuralgia pain is d...  Read Full »

I am 55 year old woman, concerned about the pinkish bump on the eyeball. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a fairly healthy 55-year-old woman. I have a bump, on my eyeball, not my eyelid and it is small and very painful. My mom and my sister said it is pinkish looking, and I do not have a photo to send so, I will try to explain the best I can. I cannot see it myself, and I cannot afford...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Without photos, it is very difficult to comment on the condition. Your symptoms are suggestive of phlyctenular conjunctivitis which may present as a red painful bump with congestion around it. I suggest you follow a few ins...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from eye pain and transparent discharge for the last nine months. Why?

Query: Hi doctor. I am a 19-year-old female and I have been suffering from eye pain for the last nine months. I have consulted several ophthalmologists regarding the same. Initially, I used to have a white liquid coming from my eyes, which is better now. Doctors said I had some allergy which is treated,...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are suggestive of dryness. Try a cold compress. Restrict the use of mobile and laptops. Use antiglare glasses. Use Systane ultra gel carboxymethylcellulose, dextran, glycerin, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol) more frequently. Avoid direct exposure of ...  Read Full »

I suffer from left eye pain, redness, swelling, and discharge accompanied by heavy eyelids that droop shut. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Last night I had a dull pain in my left eye and the left side of my head. I did not take any painkillers as the pain was mild. However, this morning when I woke up my eyelashes were stuck together with mucus-like discharge and there was a large number of eye boogers. They also looke...  Read Full »

Dr. Satish Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It would have been better if there was a picture of the affected eye, but it seems to be an allergic reaction or some infection. You can use some antibiotic eyedrops at least five to six times in a day for a day or two. If there is improvement continue the same for a...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from floaters in my eye for 10 years and sometimes they cause pain in the eyes. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been living with floaters in my eye for over 10 years. Also when I look at things at a far distance it is blurring. As I move my eye the floaters move along with my vision, but I try to ignore it. However, a few times I get pain in my eye yet I do not know if it is due to the float...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Floaters which do not show any variation in number can be safely ignored with regular follow-up once a year or as and when needed in case of the development of new symptoms. Floaters on their own cannot cause any headaches. In case they are becoming annoyed, after an op...  Read Full »

I have had something stuck in my eye on one side causing discomfort on blinking for over a week now. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor,I feel like I have had something stuck in my eye on one side for over a week now. I feel it when I blink or my eyes shut. I see a speck in the white part of my eyeball and that is where I feel the discomfort. I woke up with this one morning and I often use exfoliating face wash. I went to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rasmi Abo Touk Rifai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry there is nothing dangerous. I do not know whether the first doctor you consulted is an ophthalmologist because he just asked you and determined it was a corneal ulcer. I do not think that you have a corneal ulcer because it is not a symptom of an ulcer. ...  Read Full »

The sharp pain in my eyes during eye movement disappeared when I went into a dark room and closed my eyes. So what could be the reason for the pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Around five minutes ago, I noticed my eye was having a little pain when moving and had sharp pains after this. I figured it might be eye strain, so I went into a dark area and closed my eyes. Now the pain is gone. Can you please tell me the reason?  Read Full »

Dr. Rasmi Abo Touk Rifai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. We cannot define exactly what happened. It was probably a spasm of a muscle inside the eye called the ciliary muscle. So now you can forget about it unless it comes back again, in which case, you will have to see an ...  Read Full »

My eye is swollen, red, and painful. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My eye has swelling and is red. The pain is there, but I have not taken any medications. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How is your vision? Are you able to see clearly? Are you facing the same issue in both eyes? Did you get hit in the eye or feel like something has fallen in? I would suggest you consult an ophthalmologist regarding this as soon as possible. The most common causes of ...  Read Full »

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