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Friday, May 24, 2013
Eye and Vision Care
Eye pain and pressure
I have been having on & off eye pain & pressure for some time now. I was once diagnosed with Tic Deleurou (sp?) & treated for such. Later, I was diagnosed with a seizure condition & treated with meds. I moved out of state & the neurologist here does not believe I seizures, so has taken me off my meds. I had partial loss of vision in my left eye & the eye doc sent me to a specialist who said I was fine. It seemed to come & go, but I would also have pressure & severe pain in my eye lid area. My cheek would hurt & some times my ear. The eye doc then treated me for dry eye & as long as I was adding the drops 4x day, I didn`t have the pain, but when he checked me again, he said the dry improved & only do the drops 2x day - I am back to having the pain again. Years ago when we used the old CRT monitors, I found I could not use the colors black & green - I experienced the same eye pain. Could this just eye strain? I may experience the pain after a day of computer work, but sometimes, I wait up with it. I want to make sure there is nothing we are missing & what type of doc should I be seeing? I had my dentist check my teeth (some times pain in my teeth on that side), the eye doc feels all is ok now & my reg doc did an MRI of my sinus. I also experience severe dizziness with congestion in my left ear. Any suggestions would be very helpful. Thank you.
Please realize this website is not meant to diagnose your condition. However after reading your question, I would say that an optometrist will be just fine to follow your symptoms. If you have been diagnosed previously with ocular dryness and have used tears 4 times a day to alleviate your ocular pain, I would continue to utilize the tears at this frequency. If you are in fact reporting ocular pain upon wakening, this could signify a recurrent corneal erosion. I would advise that you visit the optometrist the morning following the incidence. I hope this helps with your questions.
Melissa M Walters, OD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University