QUESTION: Is this eye pain something to worry about?

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Timo, May 24, 2005.

  1. Timo

    Timo Guest

    Hello all. I would appreciate any information you could provide me with
    regarding a problem that has been bothering me for a while now.

    It's been maybe 2 months since I have noticed that my left eye (only the
    left) hurts during the early morning hours, or during the night. It
    hurts not as if there's a foreign object (e.g. eyelash) but instead as
    if the pain comes from the center of the eye, the iris or inside. I have
    connected it somehow with not proper sleep, since it almost always
    happens when I wake up early or during the night, and the pain can be
    really annoying if I try to "use" my eye (that is try to focus on
    something, or if I move the eye left-right).

    It doesn't happen every night, I would say the frequency is 1-2 times
    per week. It's always the left eye, and there are no other symptoms. I
    don't wear glasses, and my eyesight is perfect. The pain passes by
    itself within 30 mins after I wake up and it has never happened during
    the day.

    Is this something to worry about? I'm planning at some point to visit
    the doctor, when my schedule permits, but I would like to know whether
    this is something I should be worried about. My mind went to glaucoma,
    but checking the symptoms, it doesn't seem to be the case.

    Any ideas/suggestions?

    Thanks in advance,
    Timo
     
    Timo, May 24, 2005
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  2. In addition to the lubricant, it helps to open the left eye slowly in
    the morning, as to not rip off the cells that adhere to the eyelid
    during sleep. Putting a warm washcloth on the lid before opening can
    help the healing process. The longer you can go without ripping off
    the epithelium, the more likely the recurrent erosion will heal
    permanently.
     
    doctor_my_eye, May 24, 2005
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  3. Timo

    Timo Guest

    Thanks a lot for all your suggestions. I appreciate it.
    Timo
     
    Timo, May 25, 2005
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  4. Timo

    brushfire Guest

    It may be recurrent corneal erosion. But I suffer from it, and it feels
    exactly as if there is a foreign object in my eye. So that symptom doesn't
    match my experience. The other ones seem similar though.
     
    brushfire, May 26, 2005
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