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Painful, burning eyes without sinusitis

Please help me im at the end of my tether, My names natasha i am22 years old.. for the last 5 years i have been having really sore constant burning eyes every day and all the bones around my eyes ache especially the eyebrow bones and bridge of my nose also my eyes always feel reallyheavy i find it hard opening my eyes in morning and often fall back asleep till afternoon i dont want to live like this anymore. at the time this started happening i was in an abusive relationship and was suffering blows to the face it wasnt that bad back thenbut th pain has got worse over time, i have had a ct scan of my sinuses an that was all clear, please help me i feel like killing myself most days because of this just want 2 feel normal again.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Apr 2011
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Hello Natasha,
You have to specify few things. Do you have redness in your eyes? or Do have itching in your eyes? It it really a pain or it is irritation and watering of eyes?
If you have itching, swelling in the morning, sticky discharge from eye in the morning which doesn't let you open your eyes, then you are suffering from allergic conjunctivitis. Treatment is: milder steroids like: Lotepred or FML(fluoromethalone) eye drops 4 times a day for a week then taper down as 3/2/1 each week. + olopatadine or cromal forte eye drops 2 times a day for a month. If itching is severe you can have Tablet ceterizine once at night.
If you have pain and redness and not itching or watering I am afraid you might suffering from episcleritis or scleritis, which will need higher steroid and investigation to rule out systemic diseases.
Answered: Thu, 12 May 2011
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