Eye Pain - Causes, Risks, Treatment and Discussion
This article aims to help you understand what causes eye pain, who is at risk, how dangerous it can become, what you can do to avoid it, and how to cure it
Eye Pain Causes
- Physical Stimulus
- Eye infections
- Contact lens issues
- Inflammation (such as a stye in eye)
- Vision problems (irritation, allergies, dry eyes)
- Migraine headache
- Sinus issues
- Eyelid bumps (stye)
- Surgery and other procedures
Although prolonged computer use can lead to eye strain, this is considered normal and does not require any medical care. If you suffer from eye strain, a good idea is to learn how to take care of your vision.
When to Seek Professional Help
- If something got into your eye, and you can't get rid of it safely, then you should consult an expert as soon as possible. Avoid scratching your eye at all costs.
- If the pain is very intense (go immediately), or if the pain persists for more than a day.
- If you had recent surgery. Sudden eye pain might be a sign of something very wrong with your eyes.
- If your eye pain accompanies changes in vision.
Who is at Risk?
Everyone is at risk of eye pain. However, it's much more common amongst people who have a family history of vision problems related to eye pain.
How to Avoid Eye Pain
This has been repeated over an over, but I find it worth saying once more. Although you can't avoid eye pain with 100% certainty, if you follow a healthy lifestyle you will dramatically increase your chances of maintaining healthy eyes for the rest of your life.