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Eye pain whilst looking at PC monitor or TV

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  • Posted By: k_taz2000
  • February 16, 2009
  • 05:07 PM

Back in July last year my husband was writing his wedding speech on the PC when he got a sudden burning sensation in his right eye. The eye became very red and he went to the optician then onto the hospital. He was told that he had Uveitis which he was given antibiotics for which cleared up while we were on our honeymoon. Around the beginning of August he started getting the same pain again in his right eye when at work on the PC. He also found that he was getting the same pain while watching TV. His eye also becomes very tender to the touch and he has had some pain down the right hand side of his face. Since August we have seen 2 different opmathologists and a neurologist and so far no-one has been able to tell us what is wrong or find a cure. Today we have been to see a third opmathlogist who was much more helpful. He has told us that there is nothing whatsoever wrong with his eyes and that the pain he is getting is not because of his eyes. He seems to think that it could be Trigeminal Neuralgia but he has never heard of this being set off by watching TV or looking at a PC monitor.

Has anyone else ever experienced pain when looking at a TV screen or PC monitor? This has become very serious now as he has not been able to work since November last year because of it. All help greatly appreciated.

We also need to try and find a Neurologist who has an interest in facial pain in the Essex/London area, again any advice is appreciated.

Many thanks

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  • Hi ... has your husband been tested for a herpes virus that might have affected his eye? The other possibility is shingles but without the classic rash. I would, however , suggest that he always use a solution to keep his eyes moist....while watching TV or monitor, we blink rarely. This is kind of "out there"...but as we age, our eye muscles become more fixed and lazy. Is it possible that some eye exercises could help ease some of the discomfort? Of course, other things have to be discounted....but maybe that's part of the problem. I would think that TMJ could be triggered my clenching one's jaw while focussing on something....it could be 2 issues and not only one. Has he had that checked out fully? How about an MRI of his head to see if there's something visible? I can only imagine the frustration based on my own face pains, eye problems etc. Hope this helps,k
    kwinzy 5 Replies
    • February 16, 2009
    • 07:32 PM
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  • Hi Thanks for your reply. No he hasn't been tested for herpes virus, will inform him of that and shingles. He has had a head MRI as well as a neck one and nothing came up. Will investigate your other suggestions. Many thanks K
    k_taz2000 3 Replies
    • February 17, 2009
    • 00:30 PM
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