NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Eye and Vision Care
Eye Pain, Redness Unresolved
I was diagnosed with keratitis and/or corneal ulcer over a year ago. Was given Falcon steroid/abt eye gtts initially which helped. I changed contact brands and solutions as well, but I still have same problem. I used the eye gtts recently and noticed that the pupil of the eye I used it in was dilated and was actually almost "throbbing" because it was dilating and constricting. It stopped after awhile I was wondering if that was harmful and a sign of increased IOP. My eye also was still red and painful afterward. Any advice?
Eye redness and pain may be an indication of a number of eye conditions, including contact lens-related complications and/or increased IOP (intraocular pressure). I recommend scheduling an appointment with your eye doctor for evaluation of the symptoms you have been experiencing. Your eye doctor will be able to evaluate your eyes, including a thorough examination of your corneas and a check of your IOP. Best wishes and thank you for visiting NetWellness.
Julia Rae Geldis, OD, MS
Clinical Associate Professor of Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University