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Bloodshot Eye and Head Pain

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  • Posted By: sam999
  • May 18, 2007
  • 11:41 AM

Can anyone please help me with the diagnosis of my eye problem.

In December last year I woke up one morning with incredible head pain, I could barely stand. When I looked in the mirror my left eye was bright red. My head movement was also limited due to the pain, i.e. I couldnt move my head to the right. In a panic I visited A&E, my GP and also got referred to an eye specialist all of which couldn't find the cause. Eventually after 11 days the pain went and the redness went 3 days after that. Since January I would say every few days or so the same eye might flare up in the evening but other than that no pain. However 7 days ago I woke again with terrible pain around my left eye and a bright red eye and again I am unable to look right without shutting my left eye first. Also as before my eyelid is also swollen and I would say the skin around my eye looks darker when compared to my other eye.

I just don't know what that cause can be?....my eye doesn't feel dry and has no discharge. If it was a bacterial infection surely this would affect both eyes?

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  • lots of possibilities, here are some:1. if pain is when you wake up, recurrent corneal erosion syndrome is most likely cause.2. iritis3. episcleritis/scleritis/myositisdid you see an ophthalmologist?
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