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Cause and treatment for pain in right eye - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i have this pain in my right eye
User :   it hurts more when i blink
User :   but the pain is beginning to travel around the outside of my eye and down my face
User :   any ideas?
Doctor :   SInce when do you have this
User :   it started yesterday morning my time when i woke up
User :   so around two days
User :   it's worse today then it was yesterday
Doctor :   Is it staying there at the eye or is it moving
User :   it starts at the side of my eye thats opposite of my nose and is beginning to travel around my eye towards my nose
Doctor :   does it pain when you touch the area
User :   and yes it does hurt to tough it
User :   touch
User :   not tought
Doctor :   Ok
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User :   20
User :   female
User :   exotic dancer
User :   single and no kids
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   smoke
User :   that's about it
User :   and about a pack a day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do yo uhave redness or watering from the eyes
Doctor :   Is it only on one side?
User :   only one side and
User :   not really any watering it looks kinda swollen
User :   but not horrible
Doctor :   Do oiu see redness either in the eye or on the face
User :   hang on let me look
Doctor :   DO you suspect any insect bite?
User :   no
User :   i don't think so
User :   why an insect bite?
Doctor :   Do you have any allergies, asthma, sinusitis
Doctor :   What is the quality of pain that you have?
Doctor :   burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing sensation in or around the eye.?
User :   stabbing
User :   expecially when i blink
Doctor :   Do you wear glasses or contacts?
User :   nope i have 20 20 vision
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   Did you take Tylenol
Doctor :   and did it reduce the pain
Doctor :   or even motrin
User :   i'm already on some pain medication for my leg and it's not helping
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What are the other medicines you are taking
Doctor :   Do you have allergies, asthma, sinusitis ? you dint answer this
User :   naproxen
User :   and no i don't
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   One sided eye pain stabbing started suddenly without any local causes suspects me of a condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia
Doctor :   but since there are no previous episodes of similar pain
Doctor :   i cannot comment better on it too
User :   what is that?
Doctor :   More over the pain is more when you blink suspects me cause in the eye
Doctor :   Is the pain increasing on stouch to the neighbouring skin on eye or the face
User :   it hurts when i touch my eye more
User :   and hurts more but not as much when i touch the neighbouring skin
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I am not able to correctly point to the cause but If eel that you need an opthalmologist evaluation
Doctor :   by physical examination
Doctor :   check the pressure in the eye
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User :   yeah i am here
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Doctor :   It doesnt seem to be worrisome apart from the sudden swelling
User :   i just don't like that it hurts to blink
Doctor :   is there redness too?
Doctor :   and are you sexually active
User :   a lil but it's on both sides and no
Doctor :   threre is no watering or any discharge is it?
Doctor :   is it conjunctivitiis
User :   no watering
Doctor :   IT cannot be worrisome
User :   so you think i should wait it out or go to the doctor
User :   i mean it's watered a lil but not constant
Doctor :   You can wait for
Doctor :   one day
Doctor :   and wash the eye with cold water
Doctor :   Most probably it could be the conjuctivitis
Doctor :   which is very common
Doctor :   dont rub the eye
Doctor :   keep washing as frequently as possibl;e
User :   well my eye isn't itchy
User :   so i'll argue with you on the conjuctivitis
Doctor :   it may not be itcy in conjunctivitis
User :   i've had pink eye before
Doctor :   Watering
Doctor :   is enough
User :   my eye doesn't look like it did then
Doctor :   everytime it may not present the same way
Doctor :   let me make it clear
Doctor :   or atleast in the initial stages
Doctor :   These are all the probable diagnosis
User :   okay so if it's not better by tommorow go see a physician?
Doctor :   yes
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