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Eye Pain

Alternate Names : Ocular Pain, Pain in the Eye

Eye Pain | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

The healthcare provider will ask questions about:

  • when the pain started
  • the exact location of the pain
  • the nature of the pain, such as sharp, throbbing, or severe
  • whether the pain started slowly or quickly
  • whether there has been any change in vision
  • whether the light bothers the eye
  • whether there is pain when the eye moves
  • whether or not there has been any injury to the eye or a possible foreign body in the eye
  • any other symptoms that may be present, such as fever, headache, weakness, or joint pain
  • what medical conditions the person has, if any
  • whether there is any family history of eye conditions
  • what medications, drugs, and herbal remedies the person takes
  • Other questions may also be asked, depending on the situation.

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    Eye Pain: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Adam Brochert, MD
    Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

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