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Experiencing intense itching in eyes, redness and pain. Used allergic drops. What is wrong?

About a week ago, I was experiencing intense itching of my eyes. I used allergic drops. When I put in my soft lenses after a period of time, it felt as if the left lens was a piece of glass. I took out the lens as soon as I came home and wore my glasses. Because I was concerned, I went to my long time opthalmalogist. He did a complete dialation of both eyes and examination for abrasions. He said I had no abrasions, no infection. My pressure was 12 and 16 which he said was normal. He prescribed another allergy drop. When I used the drops, my eyes got red, itchy and achy. I called him and he said to discontinue using the drops and use warm compresses. I wore my soft lens for about 5 hours yesterday. My eyes were red when I took them out. They began to ache especially over the left eyebrow at night. I woke up at 4 am. with a real ache. I ve worn my glasses all day, but it s 5:00 pm and the ache over the left eye is like a migrane . My doctor does not return until the 26th. I am a 54 year old female who is in great health. I have annual thorough eye exams because my father has pigmentary glaucoma . My eyes are white and clear, but the ache persists.
Asked On : Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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Hi Copilot 12,
I have read your question,
The eyes have been called the most sensitive organs in the human body. That is because they are with pain receptors—extremely sensitive, finely tuned nerve endings that help protect these vital organs.

The Symptoms you said above do show the signs of sinusitis , glaucoma or normal headache.But without physical examination and medical history ,it is difficult to come to any conclusion.

Pain inside eyes and itching are sometimes signs of allergy due to pollution etc. contact lens sometimes dont suit few people as well. Continues staring at computer screening , reading etc may also cause the same.

I recommend you to consult an ophthalmologist immediately for any further medical guidance.

I hope you get well soon.
Answered: Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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