Eye Pain (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
If one has eye pain, seek advice from a doctor 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 eye examination equipment, most eye problems are usually handled best in the ophthalmologist's office. If the ophthalmologist is not available, go to a hospital's emergency department. If the emergency department has the necessary eye equipment, an ophthalmologist may see the patient in the emergency department after hours.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/16/2015
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