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Eye Pain (cont.)

Eye Pain Symptoms

Pain is a variable measure. Each person may interpret pain differently.

  • Eye pain and other symptoms often described by those experiencing eye problems are summarized below:


    • Pain in or around the eye


    • Partial or complete loss of vision


    • Extreme light sensitivity


    • Double vision


    • Halos (colored circles or halos around lights)


    • New floaters (spots, strings, cobwebs, or shadows seen before the eyes)


    • Limitation of normal eye movement


    • Pain with movement of the eye in different directions


    • Sensation of flashes or streaks of light


    • Severe headache associated with eye pain
  • Your doctor or an ophthalmologist may see these signs as evidence of eye problems:


    • Redness of the white of the eye (conjunctiva)


    • Redness that flares out and surrounds the colored part of the eye (iris)


    • Irregularly shaped pupil


    • Bulging or protrusion of the eye


    • Swelling or redness of the surrounding eye tissue, including the eyelids


    • Blood or pus inside the front of the eye (within the colored part of the eye)


    • Eye discharge, excessive tearing, crusting, or eyelids stuck together (especially upon awakening)


    • A scratch to the cornea or eyeball

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