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324 Possible Causes for Unilateral Eye Pain

  • Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome

    Symptoms include unilateral eye pain, ophthalmoplegia, headache, and facial pain in the distribution of the upper divisions of the trigeminal nerve and are highly responsive[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Tolosa-Hunt is a rare condition that presents as an acute unilateral eye pain with motor dysfunction and responds to prolonged treatment with corticosteroids.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The 82-year-old woman developed unilateral painful ophthalmoplegia and visual loss in the right eye.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Iritis

    2.03 Iritis (uveitis) Presentation The patient usually complains of unilateral eye pain, blurred vision and photophobia.[ncemi.org] It is usually unilateral, but with some underlying systemic disease processes, it may affect both eyes.[rxlist.com] Iritis appears with varying degrees of redness of the affected eye, often with significant pain , sensitivity to light , tearing, and blurred vision .[medicinenet.com]

  • Orbital Cellulitis

    A 29-year-old woman presented with a 6-week history of progressive, unilateral, retro-orbital and periorbital right eye pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] orbital cellulitis : Fever Extraocular muscle dysfxn Pain w/eye movement More common in ORBITAL cellulitis Can be seen in periorbital cellulitis Chemosis Much more common[fprmed.com] Orbital cellulitis [ 2 ] Anterior features: Acute onset of unilateral swelling of conjunctiva and lids. Oedema, erythema, pain, chemosis.[patient.info]

  • Endophthalmitis

    A 64-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus and plaque psoriasis presented to the emergency room with 3 days of progressive right eye pain and decreased vision.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] After extensive workup and multidisciplinary team effort, the patient was diagnosed with and treated for unilateral endogenous methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Retinoblastoma

    A 4-year-old girl with a history of unilateral retinoblastoma presented with a large, painful and worsening mass (about 20   23 cm) of the left side of the neck.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Clinical manifestation of retinoblastoma is proptosis, leucocoria followed by strabismus, red eye and pain of the eye.[omicsonline.org] […] large metastasis of the parotid and submandibular glands that developed about 6 months previously and gradually increased in size 5 months after enucleation of the left eye[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Carotid Cavernous Sinus Fistula

    A 67-year-old normotensive male presented with loss of vision, pain, and proptosis of the right eye. Best-corrected visual acuity was right eye 6/36 and left eye 6/5.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] To describe a case of an occipital arteriovenous malformation (AVM) presenting with unilateral signs mimicking a carotid-cavernous sinus fistula (CCF).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cluster Headache

    Usually unilateral. Deep stabbing pain around the temple or the eye.[diffen.com] […] associated with a cluster headache is always unilateral and usually centered over one eye, temple or the forehead, although the affected side can alternate for some patients[news-medical.net] : Cluster Headaches Deep stabbing pain around the temple or the eye which is usually unilateral.[diffen.com]

  • Foreign Body in the Eye

    […] protection Symptoms Typically unilateral Irritation/foreign body sensation/pain Lacrimation Blurred vision Red eye Signs Foreign body adherent to ocular surface Linear corneal[college-optometrists.org] Signs : usually sudden onset unilateral ocular pain plus other ocular signs referable to depth of cornea and other tissues involved.[vetstream.com] Aetiology Patient often gives history of foreign body entering eye wind blown high velocity (hammering, grinding) DIY and gardening Predisposing factors Lack of suitable eye[college-optometrists.org]

  • Recurrent Corneal Erosion

    […] sharp pain, typically sudden onset on waking and opening eyes; may also awake patient in middle of night Feeling as if eyelid is stuck to eyeball Lacrimation Photophobia[college-optometrists.org] Examine as much of the anterior segment of both eyes (even if symptoms are unilateral) as possible.[patient.info] Epithelial Basement Membrane or Cogan’s Dystrophy]) Posterior marginal blepharitis (Meibomian gland dysfunction) Diabetes Previous refractive surgery (particularly PRK) Symptoms Unilateral[college-optometrists.org]

  • Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

    Photo shows unilateral redeye with hazy cornea. Right eye was very firm with a pressure of 70 mmHg.[webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu] At this visit, however, the patient reported an episode of unilateral left eye pain with associated blurred vision. He also stated that the pain lasted for two hours.[journal.opted.org] painful eye (hard on palpation) Frontal headaches , vomiting , nausea Blurred vision and halos seen around light Cloudy cornea (opacification) Mid-dilated , irregular, unresponsive[amboss.com]

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