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When did the eye pain begin?Is the appointment with an ophthalmologist you normally see?
I am on the 20th day of the shingles and it started hurting my eye right away. I went to Urgent Care and the physician there told me she hoped it wasn't in my eye and didn't think it was...but suggested I go to a Ophthalmologist..I have not been to him, but he was recommended to me.
So you have not had an eye exam since this started?
How is your vision?Is the pain improving at all?
My vision isn't as good as normal..i wear corrective lenses always for both distance and reading. The pain isn't as bad as the beginning, however, my eye is red and lazy..
I recommend you call that ophthalmologist and be seen tomorrow. Tell them your eye is in pain and has not improved after 20 days of shingles treatment.
OK...is there anything to put on it to help the pain tonight...will this heal?
First, you need to assess if there is any damage. I am worried about scarring to the eyes and inflammation inside the eyes.
You can try cool compresses and artificial tears.
I will call the doctor in the morning..should I keep calling any ophthalmalogist to be seen tomorrow..Are there drops or something to help the shingles if they are in my eyes..?
Yes, there are drops available if there is any evidence of inflammation.
Start with the doctor you have an appointment with. If the reception does not understand the urgency, talk to the nurse or the doctor himself.
Thank you very much..I will get on it in the morning..Holly
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