Eye Pain - Symptom Evaluation - Frequently Asked Questinos

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Dr. Simi Paknikar
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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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A major issue with eye pain is eye strain due to excessive computer use. It is generally misdiagnosed by the medical profession.

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