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Retrobulbar pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   I am Dr....
User :   hi i am a 22 yr old girl who for the last few days has been having pain behind my left eye.. its sharp and stabbing and on and off
User :   Were you hurt on that eye?
User :   no
User :   What is the severity of the pain on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the least?
User :   4
User :   it hurt move on movement or when i close my eye
User :   Do you have associated redness or watering?
User :   no
User :   Did you have similar complaint in the past?
User :   no nothing
User :   How long does the pain last each time/
User :   only a couple of seconds on movement or when i close my eyes
User :   Do you have problems with the vision?
User :   no
User :   i do wear reading glasses
User :   Do you have associated headache
User :   I need more time to answer you query fully
User :   no
User :   Please co operate
User :   sorry no no headache
User :   Hi
User :   How can I help you?
User :   hi i have been having pain behind my left eye
Doctor :   Ok I have read your query
User :   its sharp and stabbing and it happens on movement only last for a few seconds and has been on and off for the last few days
Doctor :   I am the same doctor whom you were chatting with
Doctor :   Let us continue
User :   ok
User :   sorry
Doctor :   I could understand that you have retrobulbar pain
Doctor :   and painincreases on eye movement
Doctor :   It signifies oribital myositis ( eye muscle inflammation)
User :   ok what causes it? and what is the treatment ?
Doctor :   Viral illness is the most common reason
Doctor :   besides there are other causes too
Doctor :   The treatment is mainly symptomatic
Doctor :   with rest, ocular analgesics ( pain relievers)
Doctor :   I think antihistamines, Hot fomentation over the left eye
Doctor :   can relieve you temporarily'
User :   does it still relate if i have no other symptoms
Doctor :   Yes
User :   it has gotten worse over time.. wat can it mean if i get a headache as well ?
Doctor :   Brain involvement too
Doctor :   Early treatment is important
User :   meaning ?
Doctor :   The earlier you take the treatment consulting a doctor for medicines, the better it gets in 4 days
Doctor :   Sometimes it can extend to 7 days too
User :   so i should see a doctor? if i cant make it can it get worse ?
Doctor :   Since it is been for some time I suggest you to see one
Doctor :   If you would have take over the couhter medicines few days back it would have been better by no
Doctor :   now
Doctor :   Seeing a doctor has few advantages now
Doctor :   1) Better analgesics and faster recovery
Doctor :   2) Get to rule out if the infection has spread
User :   ok
Doctor :   I do not know if you have Over the counter eye pain relievers
Doctor :   and it is not advised too
Doctor :   at this stage
User :   ok
User :   because i have had the pain for a few days ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok
Doctor :   I am trying to prevent the spread of infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   I hope you do not have cough / cold / fver / sorethroat
Doctor :   yet
User :   no i do not... could i get them ?
Doctor :   Good that you do not have them yet
Doctor :   Practise the hot fomentation now, cloth in hot water, squeeze the water out
Doctor :   and put over the left eye if it relieves the pain
User :   if it helps should i still see a doctor ?
Doctor :   I prefer you see a doctor
User :   ok
User :   thankyou for your help. i am a nurse so i understand thankyou
Doctor :   Great
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you
User :   no that is all i was really worried thankyou
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Wish you a speedy recovery
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