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231 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] , red, painful eye.[bestbets.org] It is usually unilateral, but with some underlying systemic disease processes, it may affect both eyes.[rxlist.com]

  • Cluster Headache

    Usually unilateral. Deep stabbing pain around the temple or the eye.[diffen.com] Cluster headache causes severe unilateral temporal or periorbital pain, lasting 15 to 180 minutes and accompanied by autonomic symptoms in the nose, eyes, and face.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] : Cluster Headaches Deep stabbing pain around the temple or the eye which is usually unilateral.[diffen.com]

  • Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma

    Often, closed angle glaucoma presents acutely as a painful red eye. Reference: (1) European Glaucoma Society (EGS) 2008.[gpnotebook.co.uk] Photo shows unilateral redeye with hazy cornea. Right eye was very firm with a pressure of 70 mmHg.[webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu] Clinical features Sudden onset of symptoms Unilaterally inflamed, reddened, and severely painful eye (hard on palpation) Frontal headaches , vomiting , nausea Blurred vision[amboss.com]

  • Orbital Cellulitis

    CASE REPORT: 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]

  • 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]

  • Scleritis and Episcleritis

    Most patients had unilateral involvement. The ocular symptoms at the initial visit were redness and ocular pain.[karger.com] The painful, protruding eye. Unilateral euthyroid Graves' ophthalmopathy. Postgrad Med. 1999;105:81–4. 25. Coday MP, Dallow RL. Managing Graves' orbitopathy.[aafp.org] Symptoms Patients with episcleritis will report the acute or gradual onset of diffuse or localized eye redness, usually unilateral.[eyewiki.aao.org]

  • Uveitis

    Symptoms [ 11 ] Acute anterior uveitis Usually unilateral. Pain, redness and photophobia are typical. Eye pain is often worse when trying to read.[patient.info]

  • 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]

  • Carotid Cavernous Sinus Fistula

    METHODS: A 67-year-old normotensive male presented with loss of vision, pain, and proptosis of the right eye.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] PURPOSE: 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]

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