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I have sudden sensitivity to light in my left eye. It is

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i have sudden sensitivity to light in my left eye. It is weeping- discharging of fluid. It is impossible to sleep due to burning in my eye. My eye has not had any exposure to any chemicals, etc. This started yesterday evening, then was not apparent again until about 5:00 this evening and has not gone away since. Any light wahtsoever make it impossible to see. I also have a slight headache with this vision problem.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. PG replied 6 years ago.
Dr. PG :

hi

Dr. PG :

welcome to just answer

Dr. PG :

are you available online at present?

Customer:

yes

Dr. PG :

can you give me some more information regarding your question

Dr. PG :

are you having any fever?

Customer:

sure,

Customer:

about a month or so ago I experienced some minor discomfort in my eyes- sensitive to light- casuing squinting, etc. It lasted briefly, then went away. Tonight, i am experiencing the same discomfornt. if i am around any light at all- causes squinting, discomfort- mainly in my left eye. it is difficult to look at computer screen, be around light, etc. my eye is bloodshot, full of redness. some slight headache, and some chills and runny nose.

Customer:

it is impossible to sleep, even in total darkness- burning in eye

Customer:

it has not been exposed to any chemicals, etc.

Dr. PG :

Ok

Customer:

I wear contacts and took them out as soon as I experienced discomfort- put on my glasses- same problem

Dr. PG :

Any chronic illnesses, regular medicines etc. that you are on?

Customer:

it constantly weeps of clear fluid

Customer:

none

Dr. PG :

Any f/h of similar symptoms?

Customer:

no

Customer:

no family history

Dr. PG :

Ok can you hold on for a while

Customer:

ok

Dr. PG :

hi

Dr. PG :

i am back

Customer:

hello

Dr. PG :

given the history of wearing contact lens and a minor similar problem previously, the most probable cause seems to be a corneal erosion

Dr. PG :

this occurs due to chronic dryness of cornea in contact lens wearers

Dr. PG :

the other possibility is an eye infection or pink eye

Dr. PG :

rarely, you might be having an attack of herpes infection in the eye, uveitis (inflammation of the eye) or glaucoma (increased pressure of the eye)

Dr. PG :

ideally you need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to reach the exact diagnosis and starting treatment

Dr. PG :

in the meantime, you can use lubricating eye drops like genteal/refresh tears/systane 9available OTC)

Dr. PG :

do not splash any water in the eyes

Customer:

ok

Dr. PG :

but the immediate action should be to consult an Ophthalmologist as soon as possible

Customer:

ok

Dr. PG :

hope you get well soon

Dr. PG :

any more information you need?

Customer:

thanks...I'll try the drops tonight

Dr. PG :

you are most welcome

Dr. PG :

wish you and your family a very happy new year

Customer:

thanks you too

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