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my eyes are hurting sore achy drowsiness feel headache above

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my eyes are hurting sore achy drowsiness feel headache above eyes im on metformin /benicar 40/ phenterimine 37.5/terbinifine.eyes feel like they are dialated all time feel like im bugeyed but not
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 5 years ago.
Hello and thanks for your question.

This type of pain is often indicative of one of three things, which are really on a spectrum of severity. The most mild on the spectrum would be the eye being dry which can cause these symptoms. With this, usually there are no other symptoms except maybe tearing and maybe light sensitivity, but the eye is usually not red and there's usually no discharge. If the eye is red and sensitive to light, then this may be a scratch on the cornea. If these symptoms are present with a significant decrease in vision, then this could indicate that there is an infected scratch on the cornea.

If the pain is also associated with a significant dull, achy pressure and there is cloudy vision that is also associated with nausea and/or vomiting then this could indicate that she is having a narrow-angle glaucoma attack, something which happens more often in Asians than any other race. If this is the case you must seek the care of an ophthalmologist immediately or risk losing vision permanently. If her symptoms are more minor and consistent with a dry eye, then she should start using artificial tears 4x/day, cool compresses +/- lubricating eye ointment and if her symptoms don't resolve, then she should be seen by her eye doctor to have a complete dry eye workup, but it would not have to be done urgently.

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