Experiencing eye pain is concerning and can get in the way of your routine. Pain in your eye can be the result of several underlying conditions. It’s essential that you seek a prompt diagnosis. At Classic Vision Care in Kennesaw, Marietta, and Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Mital Patel offers state-of-the-art diagnostic testing to determine the cause of your eye pain. Schedule an appointment online or by phone to learn more about eye pain diagnosis and treatment.
If you feel frequent or persistent burning, aching, or throbbing in your eye, it may be due to several ocular conditions, including ill-fitting contact lenses. Other common conditions that may result in eye pain include:
If additional symptoms accompany eye pain, such as drainage or fever, it’s important to seek treatment immediately.
You should also schedule an appointment as soon as possible if you have difficulty moving your eyes or keeping them open. If you have vision problems, including blurry vision or a loss of vision, seek immediate medical attention.
Dr. Patel has extensive experience in diagnosing eye pain. She performs a thorough eye exam and discusses your symptoms with you. If she can't diagnose your condition during a visual exam, she may order additional testing to assess your eye health.
To check your eye pressure or perform other tests, Dr. Patel may administer numbing eye drops. In some cases, these drops take away the pain and may help her pinpoint the surface of your eye as the source of the pain.
Dr. Patel creates a customized care plan for you, based on your diagnosis and medical history. She discusses your diagnosis and treatment options before determining what’s right for you.
If Dr. Patel diagnoses an infection as the cause of your eye pain, such as pink eye or a stye, she may prescribe eye drops or oral antibiotics to clear the infection. If she suspects allergies are causing eye pain, she may recommend over-the-counter allergy medications or eye drops.
For ocular injuries, such as corneal abrasions, Dr. Patel may provide medications to treat the eye and prevent infection. She may also recommend over-the-counter medications to alleviate pain and swelling.
If you have increased pressure in your eye and receive a glaucoma diagnosis, Dr. Patel may recommend oral medications or eye drops. For more severe glaucoma issues, she may suggest surgery to improve fluid drainage and decrease eye pressure.