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I woke up in the middle of the night with severe eye pain

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I woke up in the middle of the night with severe eye pain and watering. Finally went back to sleep but Woke up to a swollen eye and still very painful.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is your eye itchy?
Customer: Just started in the middle of the night. No itch just pain. I cant put my contacts in.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I did have some seasonal allergies earlier but not lately. I am 50 and havent had this issue before cant open or close my eye.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

This is Dr. David

sorry you are having such eye pain.

you could have a bad bacterial or viral conjunctivitis infection in the eye or sinus infection

you need to see a doctor at the ER or urgent care center

you may need prescription antibiiotics and steroid eye drops and oral antibiotics possibly.

you don't want a potential infection to get worse

do you have an ER or urgent care center close to you where you can see a doctor who can examine your eye today?