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Ophthalmology

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  • Pain and swelling of the right eye

  • Pain around the middle of my eyes

  • Deepest part of my eyes hurt

  • Pain and swelling of the left eye

  • Pain in the eyes when I don't get sleep well

  • Eyeball hurts where it meets the nose

  • Pain at the back of my eyes

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Headache

  • Fever

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Visual field defect

  • Recent weight loss

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Photophobia

Possible Causes

  • Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease

    This disease occurs when the body's own immune system accidentally attacks a particular type of pigment cells called "melanocytes". The eyes are often affected, causing blurring of vision, flashing lights, or floaters. Other areas that can be affected include the inner ear, causing loss of hearing. The surface layer of the brain can also be affected, causing headaches and neck stiffness.

  • Branch retinal vein occlusion

    The retina is a thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eyes. It is responsible for turning the light signals your eyes receive into images in your brain. Your retina has one main artery and one main vein. When branches of the retinal vein become blocked, it is called branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). The obstruction in the vein might cause leakage of blood and fluid into the retina, resulting in blurry vision and even vision loss.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

    An inflammatory disease affecting multiple joints, especially in the hands and feet. The cause is autoimmunity (body's immune system attacking itself).

  • Sinusitis
  • Dengue fever
  • Candidiasis (oral, hands and feet)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Central retinal vein occlusion
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)

Related Serious Diseases

  • Enterovirus infection

    Enteroviruses are a group of viruses that can be transmitted by eating, swallowing, or breathing in contaminated food, water or airborne droplets. Usually infections are mild. Occasionally severe complications such as inflammation of organs like the heart, brain or liver can occur.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have eye pain?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have itchy eyes?

  • Do you have red patches in the white of your eyes? Such as bleeding spots?

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