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Ocular Pain Overview

Another name for Ocular Pain is Eye Pain.

What is eye pain?
A person with eye pain has discomfort in the eye. The pain may be caused by injury, infection or inflammation.

What are the symptoms of eye pain?
Symptoms often associated with eye pain include eye redness, eye discharge, eye swelling, eye itching, eye tearing, blurry vision, headache, sensitivity to light, and a foreign body sensation in the eye.

How does the doctor treat eye pain?
Treatment for eye pain may include artificial tears, cold compresses, antihistamines, pain medications, and foreign body removal from the eye. Some may benefit from antibiotic eye drops. All should avoid exposure to smoke, do not rub the eyes, avoid using eye makeup, and do not wear contact lenses until symptoms are gone.

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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