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What Could Be Causing A Pain Behind One Eye
Can be many causes: It would represent an emergency especially if it's from a retinal detachment, central retinal vein occlusion, central retinal artery occlusion, and multiple sclerosis (optic neuritis) or stroke in the visual cortex. Unless it's a nonseeing eye to begin with, you definitely want to be seen by an eye doctor for evaluation and management. The cause behind the pitch black view must be treated ASAP. ...Read more
Blocked tear duct: The most common reason for constant tearing (epiphora) is a blocked tear duct. The tearing is usually asymmetric - worse in one eye than the other. Warm compresses to the inner corner of the eyelid (next to the nose) along with a mild topical steroid and antibiotic drops can help the condition. If these measures are not successful a surgical procedure (dcr) may be necessary. ...Read more
What could cause me to suddenly see crazy patterns of concentric diamonds and flashing colors in part of one eye for about an hour?
Ophthalmic migraine: Ophthalmic migraine is a condition where lights or irregular shapes occur lasting from 10 minutes to several hours. The vision may be obscured during this period. These episodes are self limited and go away without treatment. There is no headache or nausea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: It is not likely that the pain is relatedd to concussion. However, it may relate to the mechanism leading to the concussion, that is a rotation of the head backwards on the neck, pinching the greater occipital nerve, at the base of the skull. See a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor now: If you are experiencing blindness, this is an emergency. You need to go to the nearest er. ...Read more
Do you mean back?: The most common bleeding in the back of the eye (at the retina) is due to diabetes and vascular anomalies. This can be more likely if blood thinners are in the mix. Less common conditions are parasitic infections and some inherited conditions. Trauma of course is also common. If you truly mean 'behind' the eye ball, then this rare event is usually traumatic or do to blood vessel disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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