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What Could Be Causing A Pain Behind One Eye
Many causes: Pain behind one eye can be a myriad of causes, so should be checked out by an eye care provider. If nothing is found, then can be referred to another doctor to look for other causes if not improving. For example, eye pain can come from headache, dry eye, glaucoma, earache, toothache, sinus disease, arthritis, infection/inflammation, mass, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a skin infection on my head 3 to 4 weeks ago This was believed to cause swelling behind both ears and in one side of my neck anywhere behind ear was a bad pain as well as welling. I took meds and went back to normal infection me went away on head an
Normal: lymph node reaction to infection. I assume you were treated.- if it come back, see PCP immediately. ...Read more
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
Headache behind eyes everyday and eyes painful when looking left or right and up-what could cause this? Unusually tired and vision goes blurry sometim
Decongestant : Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more
See your doctor now: If you are experiencing blindness, this is an emergency. You need to go to the nearest er. ...Read more
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
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
Could be pinkeye: If this is something new, it could be pinkeye. Pink eye is often caused by a virus and often no treatment is needed (execept few cases such as cause by herpes/chicken pox viruses). Bacterial conjunctivitis usually causes significant purulent discharges, matting of the lids, and sticky eye lashes etc...And requires antibiotic drops etc.. If you have pain or change in vision, see you doc asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: There are lots of possibilities. It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
I have reoccurring styes. at the moment i have 3. 2 in one eye and 1 in the other. what could be the cause?
I have severe fatigue one minute i'm fine and the next minute i can't keep my eyes open what could cause this?
Could my ambiopia be caused by me having 2 differenct color eyes? Lt is brown, rt is blue on top brown on bottom.. Rt one is my problem eye.
Not related: Amblyopia, usually defined as poor vision in one eye without anatomical abnormality, would not likely be related to differences in eye color. The changes you describe could be from an iris nevus (like a "birthmark") or some other uncommon eye problems. Have a thorough eye examination by an ophthalmologist to sort it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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