Discussions By Condition: Eye conditions

Bloodshot Eye and Head Pain

Posted In: Eye conditions 1 Replies
  • 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?

Reply Flag this Discussion

1 Replies:

  • 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?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?