Though very common, Eye Pain at times worsens the eye condition. Disorder of cornea, orbit, eye nerves, eyelids, sclera and other eye sections can cause pain. Bacterial infection, dust and pollutants, conjunctivitis, corneal injury or infection and glaucoma can also lead to pain in the eyes. One can visit the ophthalmologist if symptoms such as poor visibility, abnormal eye discharge, dust particle or light sensitivity, nausea, headache, redness, etc are visible.
HOW IS EYE PAIN DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of eye pain depends on your symptoms. Mild eye pain that lasts for a day or two can be ignored, but if it persists beyond that and causes headache, decreased vision and nausea, you may need medical attention. Common diagnostic tests are:
• Dilating drops
• Slit-lamp test
• Pressure gauging in the eye
HOW IS EYE PAIN TREATED?
Treatment for the same includes relieving the eyes from stress. This includes ample rest and sleep. Corrective measures like wearing glasses or lenses may be done. Additionally, drops could be given.