Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ocular Pain Treatment

The treatment for eye pain depends on the underlying cause.

Treatment for eye pain may include:

  • Cold compresses
  • Eye irrigation
  • Removal of foreign bodies
  • Patching the eye
  • Topical antibiotics
  • Topical medicines to dilate the pupil
  • Topical medicines for pain and inflammation
  • Oral pain medications
  • Surgery

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Last Updated: Apr 21, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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