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Dr. James, Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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I have eye pain. Headache for the las three days, but not now.

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I have eye pain. Headache for the las three days, but not now. Feels like a film around eyes. Hurts in the back and corners of eyes. We are ready to go to the emergency room. Pleas elend advise
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
Is this in one or both eyes? Do you have any nausea or vomiting? Any change in vision? When did the pain start? When was her last eye exam?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
both eyes no vomiting or nausea, no change in vision , pain started two hours ago at dinner, last eye exam year ago
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
Sudden pain in the eyes is usually caused by irritation of the cornea. Try some artificial tears and cool compresses.

Another condition causing eye pain could be increase eye pressure (acute angle closure glaucoma). This would have nausea, blurry vision with halows around lights, and red eyes. This is usually on one eye only though.

So, try to rinse your eyes out and use cool compresses with artificial tears. If the pain worsens, then have the ER check your eye pressure.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
she still has pain. the liquid in her eyes seems to be a white film that feels grainy. Do you have an idea of what this could be?
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
This can be a conjunctivitis, which can be bacterial or viral. If it is bacterial, then it would need antibiotic eyedrops. The urgent would be able to provide you with a prescription.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
We will go to a ER doctor
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
Take care. Smile

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