Experiencing often pain in your eyes? You should know their causes and where they usually come from as eye pain usually affects us one way or another in our everyday life when it strikes.
Given that the cornea is one of the most integral parts of our eyes, there’s no surprise that most of the pain that we feel occurs there. Aside from the cornea, pain also occurs in the optic nerve, eyelids or even behind the eye.
Here are several reasons why your eyes experience pain:
- Dry Eyes – Having dry eyes can cause one to be significantly uncomfortable. Common symptoms are constant itching, aching and burning of the eyes. Eye drops are usually used to help ease and comfort the eyes.
- Foreign Bodies – A common cause eye pain are foreign bodies that become compacted in the main surface of the cornea. Do you know that particles from dust and dirt can actually cause you eye pain? Foreign bodies should be rinsed and removed from the eye to prevent corneal abrasion.
- Corneal Abrasion – It is a significant scratch on the surface of the eye caused by stuck foreign bodies, trauma and improper use of contact lenses. Corneal Abrasion, as a result, causes one pain in the eye. It is not considered serious as it usually heals in a couple of days naturally. However, developing a corneal infection can sometimes be caused by deep abrasion.
- Corneal Infection – Inflammation of the eye, swollen eyelids, itching and burning sensation are all cause by corneal infection. Corneal infection can either be viral or bacterial and it often requires antibiotics for recovery.
- Sinus Infection – Yes, even the slightest of sinus infection can cause you eye pain. That’s because sinusitis directly increases the pressure behind the eyes, causing serious pain in the eyes. The pressure needs to be relieved for one to regain comfort.
- Blepharitis – The inflammation of the eyelids is a common eye condition that causes eye pain. Though it causes your eyes temporary pain, it is not considered to be a serious condition. Blepharitis is often caused by allergies and poor hygiene.
- Styes – Presenting more or less of a similar look as a small pimple, styes are lumps on the edge of the eyelid. Styes can be extremely painful and cause inflammation of the eyelid for a time. Normally, they fade away after a day or two.
- Glaucoma – This age-related eye condition affects the optic nerve, resulting in eventual eye pain. Specifically, eye pain in the back of the eye in the area of the optic nerve is felt. There are no treatments for glaucoma, however, early detection can minimize it to a certain extent.
If you are experiencing eye pain through any of these causes, it’s best for you to consult an eye doctor for you to be given corresponding treatments to avoid further complications.
Our ophthalmologists at Shinagawa are experienced and tested to provide the best possible consultations for eye problems.
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