Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Periorbital Pain Evaluation

The evaluation of eye pain begins with a history and eye examination.

Physical findings in someone with eye pain may include:

Tests are usually required to evaluate eye pain.

Tests that may be used to evaluate eye pain include:
  • Measurement of the pressure within the anterior chamber of the eye:
  • Visual acuity testing
  • Perimetry:
    • Checking the entire visual field for defects
  • Funduscopic examination:
  • Culture of the tears for bacteria

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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