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It would be very, very unusual for laser iridotomies to cause any periorbital pain
The fact that your ophthalmologist has not seen any evidence of intraocular problems is another reason that your pain most likely is not related to your eyes or your Laser treatment
In almost two decades of practice I have never had a patient with pain from what you are talking about nor have I ever read or heard of anything like it.
That's comforting The intranasal steroids have not helped and the lubricant eye drops don't relieve the pain. Any other thoughts as to what might be causing this. It is very disturbing
It sounds like a complete exam of your sinus' and orbits by an ENT would be helpful, maybe even image your sinus and orbits.
There is a branch of the nerve that serves your cheek that runs under your eye in the orbit, perhaps something is pushing on it, affecting it etc.
OK I am certainly willing to pursue that avenue with my internist. Could a significant cervical stenosis contribute to this
no. Wrong nerves......
OK Obviously neural anatomy isn't my strong suit. You've been very helpful and I'll take your thoughts to my doctor. I feel better knowing it is very unlikely that it is my eye.
My pleasure. I hope you find out the cause of your discomfort soon.
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Thanks so much. Have a good night