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   Eye Pain
Pain in the eye.
Medical terms related to eye pain :
Burning Eyes, Ophthalmalgia, ophthalmodynia, Pain, Eye
Common causes of eye pain: 
o Blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid)
o Migraine Headache
o Burns
o contact lenses
o Trauma (direct blow, surgery)
o Subconjunctival Hemorrhage (though commonly painless)
Inflamation and swelling of a sebaceous gland at the margin of an eyelid;called also hordeolum.
o Object In Eye (foreign material, sand, contact lens, etc.)
o Dacrocystitis (Inflammation of the lacrimal sac of the eye)
o Sinus Problems (sinusitis, polyps)
o Infections including herpes viruses, fungus, and bacterial
An eye disease marked by increased pressure within the eyeball resulting in damage to the optic disk and gradual loss of vision, eye pain.

Other Causes of eye pain:
o Corneal Abrasion
o Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)
o Keratoconjuctivitis Sicca
o Tumors In Or Around Eye (rare)
Sjogren's Syndrome (Sicca syndrome):
A chronic autoimmune disease in which white blood cells attack the moisture-producing glands. The hallmark symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth, but it is a systemic disease, affecting many organs and may cause fatigue.
Inflammation of the superficial layers of the sclera. Sclera is the fibrous white outer coat enclosing the eyeball except the part covered by the cornea.
Inflammation of the iris of the eye as in Ankylosing Spondylitis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis.
A small yellowish elevation situated near the inner or outer margins of the cornea and occurring especially in the elderly.


Call your doctor if eye pain is accompanied by: 
o Redness, swelling, discharge, or pressure in the eye(s)
o Severe or prolonged pain, beyond 2 days
o associated medical or eye problems

Diagnostic tests that may be performed include: 
o A slit-lamp examination
o If glaucoma is suspected, eye pressure will be checked.

Prevention and self-care: 
Resting the eyes, taking an over-the-counter analgesic, and avoiding bright light are generally recommended.
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