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I'm available to help you with your problem. Have you been seeing halos around lights in that eye or has that eye suffered from significantly decreased vision?
Have you had any exposure to flying debris, had any eye trauma (even if seemingly inconsequential like a finger nail scratch or twig scratching the eye, or significant eye rubbing)?
Has there been any significant sensitivity to light?
Do you have any medical problems like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease or other autoimmune diseases?
Is the eye red in one particular quadrant and is this redness confluent or is it lines of redness?
Sorry for so many questions, but without being able to examine your eyes, my ability to diagnose these problems is entirely dependent on the history you can give me. Just a couple of more questions and then I should be able to let you know what's going on here and what to do about it?
Do you take any of the following medicines or similar medicines: ibuprofen, aspirin, vitamin E, garlic, ginseng, ginko biloba or other blood thinners?
Prior to the onset of this, did you have any sneezing or coughing episodes, or strain against a load such as lifting a heavy object or straining against a hard bowel movement?
How bad is the throbbing on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the worst pain you've ever experienced in your life)?