Eye Pain or sore eyes are a common problem faced by many people. Eye pain is usually caused due to infections if the eye or the structures surrounding it. Symptoms of eye pain are:
• Swelling around the eye
• Sensitivity to light
• Decreased vision
• Nausea or vomiting
HOW IS EYE PAIN DIAGNOSED?
Eye care specialists use a variety of tools to diagnose eye pain:
• A slit-lamp exam uses bright light to look into all the structures of the eye.
• Dilating drops expand the pupil to allow the doctor to see deep into the eye.
• A pressure-gauging instrument (tonometer) can detect high pressures caused by glaucoma.
HOW IS EYE PAIN TREATED?
The treatment for eye pain depends on the cause of the pain. The most common treatments include:
• Home care
• Warm compress
• Eye drops
• Pain medications