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Pain In Eyes

Sudden sharp pain in the eyes may occur due to various causes and conditions either in one or both the eyes. Pink eye or conjunctivitis, stye, infection, dirty contact lenses, allergic reactions, and increase in eye pressure are the commonly and frequently encountered conditions that can cause pain in the eyes. Rest, warm compress, flushing or clearing our debris from the eyes, antibiotics, eye drops, and corticosteroids are recommended to relieve eye pain based on the underlying causes.

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I have blurred vision, eye pain, and right cheek swelling. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a blurry right eye, pain in eyes, and slight swelling on the right cheek for a week. Can this be a sinusitis issue?  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to complications can result in cellulitis around the eye, pain, and decreased vision. Mostly ethmoidal sinusitis can cause this problem. Internal to the cheek is the maxillary sinus which if infected normally does not cause visual disturbances. However, any maxil...  Read Full »

My husband got a stye and a swollen eye from two days. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has got a stye and a swollen eye from two days. We have been applying a hot and cold compress on it, but it is only swelling up more. It is painful, and we want to know which medication we should go for.   Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This may be stye. I suggest you to useMoxifloxacin eye ointment two times a day for two weeks.Capsule Doxycycline 100 mg two times a day for seven days. Tablet Paracetamol 500 mg S-O-S (as and when needed) for pain (maximum two times a day).Warm compress three times ...  Read Full »

Why am I having light-sensitivity in the eye after injury?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week, I hit myself in the eyes and although the pain had gone away, my eyes are still light-sensitive. I saw an urgent care doctor, he looked into my eyes and said they did not see anything wrong but it is now five days and although it is substantially better, it is still painfu...  Read Full »

Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You might want to visit an ophthalmologist or an optometrist instead, considering that the emergency doctors are not equipped with all the required diagnostic machines that can see minute things in the eye. Light sensitivity has many reasons including dryness of the...  Read Full »

Can dust entering the eye affect eyesight?

Query: Hi, What happens to the dust that enters the eye? Does it go into the eyeballs? Will it affect the eyesight in the future?  Read Full »

Dr. Agarwal Krishna Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to   Usually when dust enters the eye, it does not "enter the eye" per se. It actually lodges onto the eye surface and causes irritation. Thus leading to pain, redness of eyes, and secretion of tears. There might be a slight disturbance in the vis...  Read Full »

I am suffering from debilitating sinus pressure. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had significant, debilitating sinus pressure for the past month, which has gradually worsened. I initially thought that this was due to allergies since I recently moved to my hometown, which is very lush. I now do not believe that the pressure is caused by allergies. I just went ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on icliniq. You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. You seem to be suffering from acute rhinosinusitis. The sinonasal mucosa has got inflamed due to some reason, causing blockage of the sinus. Ostia causes stasis in secretions and added infection, ...  Read Full »

How do I treat headaches and sharp stabbing pain in my eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past 15 years, I have had these headaches that would start in the occipital area of my neck and proceed to my eyes. On some days, the pain would be eight out of 10. These headaches normally went away with taking Advil. They would only last a day, but this time this is day eight of...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The artery dissection is usually due to forceful movement of the neck or trauma. Did you have trauma lately? is usually sharp shooting pain due to cervical nerve root impingement. If you feel this way, I advise you to undergo MRI. Meanwhile,...  Read Full »

I have double vision after waking up, along with pain in the head and eyeball. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have double vision after waking up from sleep. It lasts about 30 seconds. I have intermediate temporary pain in the head & eyeball. Does this disturb sleep? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want some more details here. Do you have diabetes? Any history of migraine? Are you on medications? Since how many days has this been happening, or is it just the first time? And does it go away on its own? Thank you.  Read Full »

How to treat swelling in the lower eyelid?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a swelling in the left lower eyelid as can be seen in the picture before four days. It is painful and the eye turned red. Since yesterday, I have been using Ciprofloxacin eye drops, but there is no relief. I got similar problem in my right lower eyelid a year back. Since, two months...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the pictures of your eyes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is called an internal hordeolum, a kind of bacterial infection leading to an abscess. It is common in oily skin people. Hordeolum will not resolve with eye drops alone. I...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe pain in left corner of my eye?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain in the left corner of left eye since three months. I am a 33 year old female. I am using Ocurest, Cyclo tear and Systane. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First, it needs to be evaluated as to why there is pain for so long.If there is swelling, then it can be stye or chalazion which may be causing pain.The drops you are using will not help you in relieving pain in any way. You can send pictures of your eyes and old records...  Read Full »

I have a chronic pain behind my right eye for more than six months. What could be causing this?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain behind my right eye, and it hurts more with eye movement (more up or down). It is a chronic pain for 24 hours, and it has been six months since I have had it. The pain is only behind my right eye; my left eye is fine. I do not have any symptoms at all. I do not have any medica...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the two MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) with the circles in the area of interest behind the eyes, I do not find any serious concern. Sorry that I am not able to view your MRI (magnetic resonance imagin...  Read Full »

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