Causes of Eye Pain

Causes of Eye Pain

Experiencing often eye pain? You should know the causes of eye pain and where they usually come from as it 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. Also, it might lead to further eye problems that’s why it’s essential to be observant and corresponding proper eye care, if necessary.

Here are several reasons why your eyes experience pain:

Dry Eyes Philippines

  1. 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 Philippines
  2. Foreign Bodies – A common cause of 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 Philippines
  3. 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 Philippines
  4. Corneal Infection – Inflammation of the eye, swollen eyelids, itching and burning sensation are all caused by corneal infection. Corneal infection can either be viral or bacterial and it often requires antibiotics for recovery.
    Sinus Infection Philippines
  5. Sinus Infection – Yes, even the slightest of sinus infection can cause your 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 Philippines
  6. 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 Philippines
  7. 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 Philippines
  8. 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 Ph are experienced and tested to provide the best possible consultations for eye problems.

To book an appointment, contact Shinagawa Ph’s Patient Care Line: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517

Getting an Eye Tattoo Might Not Be the Best Idea

Getting an Eye Tattoo Might Not Be the Best Idea

Thinking about getting an eye tattoo? Think again.

Though getting a tattoo around your eye might be cool, it can likewise cause you your sight.

While everything is supposed to be fine when getting a tattoo around the eye, it’s not always a guarantee. There’s a chance that it can go wrong and it can lead to serious eye complications.

In some instances, having a botched eye tattoo can not only cause severe damage, but can also lead to loss of vision. Take this example: https://9gag.com/gag/a9Am2Mj for one. The lady heavily paid the price for badly wanting an eye tattoo.

It was an attempted sclera tattoo, which was supposed to change the color of the whites around the eye, that went astray. As a result, vision on the eye was lost permanently because of that fatal mistake.

Don’t follow that lead.

Shinagawa PH can help you protect your eyes better. If you have some concerns regarding your eyes, our doctors are available for you to see just how healthy they are and if certain treatments are necessary for them.

Eye lid

Not Cleaning your Surroundings Regularly? Parasites are Looking to Pounce

Too lazy to clean your everyday surroundings? You better change that bad habit before it can do you harm.

Do you know that not washing your bed sheets and pillow cases can somehow lead to mites and parasites attacking your eyes? For one, a Chinese woman has suffered several eye conditions, blepharitis, conjunctivitis and inflammation of both the eyelash, for more than two years due to not washing her bed sheets and surroundings for more than five years. source: (https://9gag.com/gag/aeengWO)

Dirty Room in the Philippines

More than 100 eyelash mites were shockingly found on her eyelids. According to doctors, that was caused by the woman’s personal hygiene as it was revealed that she had not washed her pillow cases and bed sheets for a long time and that air flow was lacking in her room, causing mites to build-up at an alarming level.

Reportedly, the woman was able to recover following various treatments but don’t let yourself suffer the same fate.

These parasites are as harmful as they can get. How they can cause serious harm to us and our eyes were discussed in our previous blog: https://shinagawa.ph/parasites-that-can-affect-the-eye

Don’t be like this. To avoid such unfortunate harm, make sure to clean your surroundings regularly and take care of your eyes, accordingly. Cleanliness is a big key to maintaining your eyes’ health and avoiding any untoward incident that can cause you harmful damages.  

Shinagawa can help you protect your eyes better. If you have some concerns regarding your eyes, our doctors are available for you to see just how healthy they are and if certain treatments are necessary for them.

Visit Shinagawa PH for more information on how you can seek help for your eyes.

How Improper Use of Contacts Can Lead to Blindness

How Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Lead to Blindness​

Wearing contact lenses? Make sure you use them right.

You might not be aware but you might be wearing your contacts the wrong way. Improper use of contact lenses can cause eye damage and it can likewise lead to blindness in a worst-case scenario.

There are bad habits in wearing contacts that should be avoided to avoid any complications in your eyes. Here are some of them:

Sleeping in your contacts

  1. Sleeping in your contact lenses –Doing this deprives your eyes of oxygen and that then leads to swelling of the cornea, creating gaps that appear in the eye’s surface cells which helps germs get in faster. These little plastics can often generate germ build-up. Imagine those germs as we stick them onto our eyes? According to studies, sleeping with contact lenses can make one up to eight times more prone to getting an eye infection, which can cause damage and possibly, blindness.
    Not replacing contacts on time
  2. Not replacing contacts on time –While diligently taking off your contacts every night is a good thing, problems can also occur through delays in changing your contacts. Not replacing them on time can also be problematic as contacts have their limits, too. The longer lasting types are more durable but still, they cannot totally protect you from germs if you don’t change them once necessary.
    Not replacing storage
  3. Not replacing contacts on time –While diligently taking off your contacts every night is a good thing, problems can also occur through delays in changing your contacts. Not replacing them on time can also be problematic as contacts have their limits, too. The longer lasting types are more durable but still, they cannot totally protect you from germs if you don’t change them once necessary.
    Improper use of cleaning solutions
  4. Improper use of cleaning solutions –Cleaning solutions have instructions in terms of their right usage and that’s for a good reason. That should be followed, accordingly, instead of just topping cases with solutions right there and then.
    Water
  5. Using tap water as a replacement for cleaning solutions– Clean water is good most of the time but not in this case. Microorganisms there might be safe to drink but they are not necessarily safe for your eyes, hence, the need for specialized solutions.
    Dirty Hands
  6. Not washing hand before using and cleaning contact lenses– Our hands go through a lot every day and it is only essential for us to wash them every now and then to keep it safe from germs. Sometimes, people are too lazy to wash before using contacts and obviously, there is a good chance that there are germs there that can be transferred.

Now that you know, make sure you prevent any damage to your eyes with the proper usage of contacts. Avoid these improper uses through proper eye care for your own good to avoid any chance of blindness.

Visit Shinagawa.ph and book a consultation and our ophthalmologists from Shinagawa Philippines are ready to help you whichever way to ensure that you will continue to live your life maximizing the gift of vision.

The Hazardous Parasite that Can Lead to Blindness

The Hazardous Parasite that Can Lead to Blindness

Do you constantly wear contact lenses? You might want to learn about a parasite that can strike and cause blindness.

Acanthamoeba is one of the most frightening parasites in the world and that’s no exaggeration. Why? It is capable of harming eyes severely and can eventually cause one to be totally blinded.

It is found worldwide in a variety of fresh water sources all over. Anyone who gets contaminated water in their eye is at risk of infection.

Acanthamoeba Kerititis

Acanthamoeba Kerititis is a rare infection and eye disease that the parasite causes. Once Acanthamoeba gets to the eyeball, it then feeds off bacteria on the outer layer of an eye but eventually, it is bound to feed off the eyeball itself, causing significant damage.

Several studies show that 85 percent of people diagnosed with this rare eye disease are wearing contact lenses as the parasite tends to use them as a tool to penetrate its way.

Causes of Blindness

In fact, those who are diagnosed with Acanthamoeba Kerititis suffer from impaired vision, discomfort, eye redness and extreme pain as the disease damages the cornea extensively. Worse, they can eventually be blinded.

Yes, it can be that devastating. Make sure that doesn’t happen to you.

Acanthamoeba, according to ophthalmologists, are extremely difficult to treat due to its impenetrable exterior, making it very hard to kill.

Aside from this terror that Acanthamoeba can cause, there are other parasites as well that can do harm to your eyes: (link of our previous blog on five parasite that can damage the eye).

Still, there’s nothing to worry about as prevention is always better than cure, particularly in this instance.

It is important to have your eye checked every time as it is necessary to ensure its health.

Visit Shinagawa.ph and book a consultation and our ophthalmologists are ready to help you whichever way to ensure that you will continue to live your life maximizing the gift of vision.

For appointment:

Patient Care Line: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517