Pain in eye

Also known as Irritation of eye, Eye Pain, Ocular Pain, and Eye Ache

A dull or sharp painful sensation associated with the outer or inner structures of the eyeball, having different causes.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of pain in eye are conjunctivitis, corneal abrasion, and foreign body in the eye. Other possible causes, such as cataract, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with pain in eye often receive cat scan of head, ophthalmic examination and evaluation, nonoperative removal of foreign body, other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea, ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, lens and cataract procedures, diagnostic procedures on eye and other extraocular muscle and orbit therapeutic procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pain in eye include erythromycin, gentamicin ophthalmic, tetracaine (one touch), proparacaine ophthalmic, moxifloxacin (avelox), erythromycin ophthalmic, tobramycin (tobi), prednisolone ophthalmic, sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic, fluorescein ophthalmic, dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic, tobramycin ophthalmic and ciprofloxacin ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for pain in eye include .

Age

< 1 years
0.3x
1-4 years
0.6x
5-14 years
0.9x
15-29 years
1.3x
30-44 years
1.2x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
0.8x
75+ years
0.8x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
0.9x
Other
1.1x
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