Eye Pain

You may experience eye pain on the surface of your eye, or feel it deeper in your eye. Eye pain on the surface is generally an itching, burning or shooting pain. Eye pain deeper in the eye tends to be more of a throbbing or achy feeling. Eye pain may affect one eye or both.

Causes of eye pain

While most causes of eye pain aren’t serious, seek medical attention immediately if you have severe eye pain and loss of vision. This could be a sign of a serious medical condition.

There are many potential causes of eye pain. Some of these include:

  • allergies
  • blepharitis (swollen eyelids)
  • contact lens problems
  • migraine headaches
  • damage to the cornea
  • dry eye
  • glaucoma
  • infection, such as conjunctivitis or ‘pink-eye’
  • injury to the eye
  • a foreign object in the eye
  • eyelid problems
  • a stye (eyelid bump)
  • sinus infection

How Eye Specialists can help

As eye pain is a symptom of a number of conditions, it’s most important to start by trying to determine its cause. To ensure an accurate diagnosis we’ll begin with a thorough eye exam. We’ll also take a detailed history of your symptoms and medical history.

Your treatment will depend on the cause and severity of your condition. Once we have determined the cause of your eye pain we will design a treatment plan depending on your condition. All of our doctors have years of experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of eye conditions. Whatever your eye problem, Eye Specialists can help. Call us today to make an appointment.

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