Frequently Asked Questions1. Which doctor should I visit in case I suffer from eye pain?
You should visit an ophthalmologist in case you suffer from eye pain.
2. When does eye pain indicate a serious problem?
Any eye pain accompanied by visual disturbances should be immediately investigated. Moreover, any eye pain should prompt a visit to the ophthalmologist to prevent any permanent damage to the eyes.
3. Does glaucoma always cause eye pain?
Glaucoma does not always cause eye pain. Open angle glaucoma, a condition where the pressure in the eye increases slowly is usually painless. On the other hand, angle closure glaucoma is associated with a sudden rise in eye pressure resulting in severe pain and blindness if not treated immediately.
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