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I think that you should skip the optician and consult with an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon)
There are a number of eye diseases that could be causing your symptoms. Sensitivity to light could be from swelling inside your eyeball (Uveitis).
If the pain is worse when you move your eyeball it could be inflammation of the wall of your eye ball (scleritis) or optic nerve (optic neuritis)
In any event, the sooner you see an eye surgeon, the better. If at all possible I would try to be seen before the weekend, although I know this can be difficult in the UK health system
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Sorry for delay. That has worried me now do you think it's something that needs attention before Monday? I don't know what to do now!
Ok. My vision is fine it's more the dull achey/pain in my eyes and the headache, though not excrutiating, is constant. I am finding myself wanting to squeeze my eyes shut and they are a bit irritable.
Just been back to docs she has given me anti inflammatories but still doesn't think it's anything serious as such, she just doesn't know what it is! She wants me back for blood tests Monday if the tablets don't work. So, we'll see how it goes.
Many thanks for your help.
Enjoy your weekend.
I haven't been referred to an ophthalmologist yet. I've just had my blood results back and they are fine. I had my eye test and that didn't show anything up. My eyes are still playing up, though on and off, with the headaches. I've tried putting hayfever drops in them but that didn't help. I still have no loss of vision and my eyes aren't red. What do you think?