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I'm 46 years old man. my right eye ball is

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Question: I'm 46 years old man. my right eye ball is paining since yesterday... this morning, it has worsened. the pain is more intense when i look at strong light.. there's a slight bit of redness too. The affected eye is also getting watery.

I'm myopic, my father had a retina detachment in one of his eyes. I'm otherwise heathy, with medicine controlled hypertension.
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar Dash (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
myopia hypertension; take regular treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

You are having redness, epiphora and also having photopsia. So for preventive action you should avoid going out in strong sunlight. If at all it is required then go out with dark glass. For you fundus examination is required to monitor impending retinal detachment. With my opinion a degenerative changes in peripheral retina is present. Preventive action is avoid stooping and jumping. Avoid also looking at welding spark light. While sleeping avoid sleeping on left side. Fundus examination should be done with indirect ophthalmoscope to get wider field.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar Dash (31 minutes later)
Thank you for your advice. I shall get the fundus examined as soon as I get an appointment from a specialist. However, just wanted to ask, do you feel the acute pain & redness is caused by degenerative changes in the retina? If not, what in your opinion might be causing this ? do I need any treatment for this condition or it should resolve on its own?
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar Dash (23 hours later)
Brief Answer:
without test nothing can be concluded.

Detailed Answer:
fundus examination is essential to know the status of retina. You do not need any further advice presently. You can take precaution for which fundus examination is essential. However try to do fundus examination earlier the most.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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I'm 46 years old man. my right eye ball is

Brief Answer: myopia hypertension; take regular treatment Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. You are having redness, epiphora and also having photopsia. So for preventive action you should avoid going out in strong sunlight. If at all it is required then go out with dark glass. For you fundus examination is required to monitor impending retinal detachment. With my opinion a degenerative changes in peripheral retina is present. Preventive action is avoid stooping and jumping. Avoid also looking at welding spark light. While sleeping avoid sleeping on left side. Fundus examination should be done with indirect ophthalmoscope to get wider field. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.