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ICD-10 code: H57.1

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

Understanding Ocular Pain: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Ocular pain, also known as eye pain, is a common condition that can affect people of all ages. It can be caused by various factors, including eye infections, injuries, and underlying medical conditions such as glaucoma and migraines.

  1. Causes of Ocular Pain
  2. Ocular pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

    • Eye infections, such as conjunctivitis or pink eye
    • Eye injuries, including scratches, cuts, or foreign objects in the eye
    • Dry eyes, which can cause discomfort and irritation
    • Eyestrain, which can occur from staring at a computer or reading for extended periods
    • Underlying medical conditions such as glaucoma, migraines, or sinus infections
  3. Symptoms of Ocular Pain
  4. The symptoms of ocular pain can vary depending on the underlying cause. Some common symptoms include:

    • Aching or throbbing pain
    • Burning or stinging sensation
    • Sensitivity to light
    • Blurred vision
    • Redness or swelling of the eye
    • Tearing or discharge from the eye
  5. Treatment for Ocular Pain
  6. The treatment for ocular pain depends on the underlying cause. Some common treatments include:

    • Eye drops or ointments to alleviate dry eyes or reduce inflammation
    • Antibiotics or antiviral medication to treat eye infections
    • Pain relievers or anti-inflammatory medication to reduce pain and swelling
    • Rest and relaxation to alleviate eyestrain
    • Surgery or other medical procedures to treat underlying medical conditions such as glaucoma

    It's important to seek medical attention if you experience persistent or severe ocular pain, as it can be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. Your eye doctor can diagnose the cause of your ocular pain and provide appropriate treatment.