• question-icon

    What causes pain in eyes and runny nose after eye injury?

default
Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: My husband got hit in the eye. He is complaining of a lot of pain and he suddenly has a running nose. What can he do. Also the eye is sensitive to light
doctor
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
corneal abrasion is the most common eye injury

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is possible that he may have a corneal abrasion.

The cornea is the transparent cover over the eye , it has different functions.
Corneal abrasion is the most common eye injury and refers to a scratch of the cornea.

It can vary in severity but is often a cause of pain and sensitivity to light (photophobia).
Runny nose can also occur in some persons as well

In most cases, it heals well with no problems if treated as soon as possible.
If untreated then it can lead to problems such as an ulcer formation in the cornea

Symptoms that complications may be present include: feeling of a foreign body in the eye, redness of the eye, decreased vision, increasing pain, swelling, discharge of the eye

Treatment normally involves : (1) topical antibiotics to the eye to prevent infection of the cornea or treat an infection if present. In minor abrasions, may not be prescribed.
(2)topical drops to reduce pain and inflammation
(3)ice compresses can help to reduce pain and swelling of the eye. Used for 24 to 48 hours.
A warm compress is used after this point
(4)oral pain killers can also be used if needed

It would be best for him to see his doctor for assessment to determine the severity and to start any appropriate treatment

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Michelle Gibson James

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2001

Answered : 16811 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Photophobia

doctor1 MD

I woke this morning with pain (dull ache that will somewhat intensify then subside some) in the base of my head, down my neck and into my shoulder...

doctor1 MD

My daughter (5.6 years) had an adenotonsillectomy done in January this year...Since then she is complaining of headaches , these were off and on...

doctor1 MD

Hi! When I woke this morning I had a slight pain in my right eye from any light. Please advise.

doctor1 MD

My Age: 31 My gender: female List of symptoms over the years: mind fog - diffuculty concentrating on conversation, activities difficulties with...

doctor1 MD

I had keratokonus in both eyes and it got bad in one eye so I had a corneal transplant, this was 2 years ago, i somewhat developed a slight light...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, I am having head ache, accompanied by photophobia and phonophobia , used to take Dart which used to relieve me of the headache, but as...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer on fri. I am doing much better with the pain ( they prescribed vigamox) and redness. It feels like it is...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

136 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Michelle Gibson James
  • Q - On insulin for diabetes. Missing periods. Pregnancy test negative. What...

  • Q - Having cramps and periods. Took advil. What should I do to get relief...

  • Q - I am 20 years old. Trying to increase height. Suggest some medicine

  • Q - Having sarcoidosis disease. What happens when they come into contact...

  • Q - After waking up there is a loud pop and the hearing improves. Looking...

  • Q - Put oxygen in nose during colonoscopy. Started sneezing and runny nose....

  • Q - Had intercourse. Getting burning sensation when urinating. What are the...

  • Q - what does Minor linear atelectasis and fibrosis posterobasal segment...

  • Q - Have blocked bile duct. Scan could not found gall bladder. What is the...

  • Q - Ultrasound showed benign cyst in kidney. Blood test showed low vitamin...

backtotop2