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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Episodic Eye Pain (Overview)

Episodic eye pain or oculodynia, is pain experienced in or around the eye that resolves usually quickly. Probably the most common cause is ocular surface dryness that usually follows near task activities such as computer use and reading. Episodic pain may also be deeper as in neuralgias from sinus disease or diseases that affect nerves as in postherpetic neuralgia of the ophthalmic branch of V n


Dr. Stephen Scholand
11 Doctors shared insights

Episodic Eye Pain (Overview)

Episodic eye pain or oculodynia, is pain experienced in or around the eye that resolves usually quickly. Probably the most common cause is ocular surface dryness that usually follows near task activities such as computer use and reading. Episodic pain may also be deeper as in neuralgias from sinus disease or diseases that affect nerves as in postherpetic neuralgia of the ophthalmic branch of V n


Dr. Robert Ryan Dr. Ryan
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Episodic eye pain (Tip)

Force your head up and your shoulders back when walking or standing. ...See more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do not rub your eye
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Adult with slight lazy eye. Never been treated or officially diagnosed, but can visually see it and sometimes eye pain. Are there any treatments?

Adult with slight lazy eye. Never been treated or officially diagnosed, but can visually see it and sometimes eye pain. Are there any treatments?

Yes: If by lazy eye, you mean an eye turns in or out, that can be surgically corrected. If by lazy eye, you are referring to an eye that does not see clearly even with glasses, that cannot be corrected beyond childhood. Lazy of the later type is also know as amblyopia. It must be treated in childhood by patching the better eye to force use of the worse eye preferably well before age 7. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of eye pain quickly?

How can I get rid of eye pain quickly?

Warm application: Try warm application for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it doesn't improve, do not wait, contact your pcp or an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
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Episodic eye pain (Tip)

If you sleep on your side and place a pillow below your head, place another between your legs. ...See more

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect your lazy eye
Once
Get an annual eye exam
Yearly
If your condition is severe, use low vision aids
Once
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My father was almost blind in his last days of life. He had some sort of painful eye disease that exacerbated every now and then. I am feeling right eye pain and decreased in vision. What should I do?

My father was almost blind in his last days of life. He had some sort of painful eye disease that exacerbated every now and then. I am feeling right eye pain and decreased in vision. What should I do?

Eye pain: First of all make an appointment to see an ophthalmologist. This will provide you with a comprehensive baseline examination. I see that you are diabetic. You should behaving exams annually. Diseases your dad had don't necessarily mean you will get them too, but just in case of your genetic connection, it is even more important to have an exam earlier because of your pain ; vision change. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Episodic eye pain (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
Once
Do not occlude or cover your eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
Once
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What is the definition or description of: Episodic eye pain?

What is the definition or description of: Episodic eye pain?

Intermittent: Episodic eye pain or oculodynia, is pain experienced in or around the eye that resolves usually quickly. Probably the most common cause is ocular surface dryness that usually follows near task activities such as computer use and reading. Episodic pain may also be deeper as in neuralgias from sinus disease or diseases that affect nerves as in postherpetic neuralgia of the ophthalmic branch of V n ...Read more

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What can cause eye pain?

What can cause eye pain?

Many things: Many things. Some related to the eye. Some with referred pain to the eye. See eye doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
once
Reduce alcohol intake
once
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What can I do to ease my eye pain?

What can I do to ease my eye pain?

Eye pain: Try artificial tears, warm compresses, ointment at night, and fish oil supplements (since the most common cause of eye discomfort is dry eye). If no improvement, see an eye doctor since it could be something serious. ...Read more

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What could be causing intense eye pain?

What could be causing intense eye pain?

Several things: Intense eye pain can be from angle closure glaucoma (associated with loss of vision), scleritis (very red eye), corneal ulcers (from contact lenses or trauma), iritis (worse in sunlight) and several other things. These are all serious problems and you should go to the er if you have this. ...Read more

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Episodic eye pain (Tip)

Living with back pain can be a pain in the back. ...See more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
See your doctor to determine if your pink eye is allergic, viral, or bacterial
once
Do not use someone else's eye drops
Once
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more