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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
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/26/2015

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