Eye Pain (cont.)
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When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for Eye Pain?
If one has eye pain, seek advice from a health care provider or an ophthalmologist. It is difficult over the phone for a health care professional to grade the severity of eye pain or make a diagnosis without examining the patient.
Because of the specialized nature of the equipment necessary for eye examination, most eye problems are usually handled best in an ophthalmologist's office. If your ophthalmologist is not available, go to a hospital's emergency department. If the emergency department has the necessary eye equipment, an ophthalmologist may see you in the emergency department after hours.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/28/2016
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