Last month I got a red spot on my eye, i just ignored it. It went away. Today I woke up with some pain i n my cheek bone. During the whole day i was pain free. Till my sister notice that my eye was red. So, i decided to but some eye drops. My eye felt weird. 5 minutes past by and my eyelid got swollen & my cheek hurts when i blink ? Im scared that i might have glaucoma :(
Pain - eye & cheek?
- 2 Jun 2011 by Avila616
- 2 June 2011
Hi, considering the fast onset it sounds like it could be an infection. Is the red spot actual on your eye or eyelid? Regardless you should go see your optician asap. I hope it isn't too serious
I agree with Delila, you need to be examined by a doctor for possible eye infection. Glaucoma is usually symptom free, so doubt you would notice it. Either way please seek medical attention asap.
I agree with the others that you need to be seen. I will only add that you should head to the ER now! It could be cellulitis of your eye and face. I had cellulitis from my hip bone all the way down to my ankle. It started off small and got worse really fast. I'm talking just a couple of hours. I have never been so sick in my life. I was in the hospital for a week and dealt with the rest of the healing at home for months. If you do have cellulitis in your eye and face it is much more dangerous than what I had. You can lose vision and the infection can spread to your brain. Please go see someone now. It is better to over react than to wait untill things are really bad to be seen. Good Luck -Alem
Open angle Glaucoma (what people generally think of as "glaucoma" and they have to use drops every day to bring the pressure down) is generally painless and there are usually no symptoms other than peripheral vision loss over time. With an acute glaucoma episode, the symptoms of acute angle-closure are often extremely dramatic with the rapid onset of severe eye pain, headache, nausea and vomiting, and visual blurring. Occasionally, the nausea and vomiting exceed the ocular symptoms so much that glaucoma may not be suspected right away. The eyes of patients with acute angle-closure glaucoma will appear red, and the pupil of the eye may be large and nonreactive to light. The cornea may appear cloudy to the naked eye. The ophthalmologist will typically find decreased visual acuity, corneal swelling, highly elevated intraocular pressure, and a closed drainage angle. There is usually no red spot on the eye or the lid so it is doubtful that you have glaucoma of any kind.
Where is this red spot? Is it a red spot you see in your vision or is it something others see or you see in the mirror on your eyeball or lid?Is it actually on the white of the eyeball or is it on the lid? If it is on the lid, it is probably a blocked gland, which would be a chalazion, or hordeolum (or "sty") if it is infected with bacteria. The hordeolum tends to be more tender and a chalazion is not as tender. You can do some hot soaks several times a day to get it to drain. Take a clean laundered washcloth (for each soak use a clean laundered cloth) and run it inder hot tap water. Use water that is as warm as you can stand without burning the delicate eye area. You want it hot but not so hot it burns your lid skin. Hold the cloth gently to the area until it cools then pat your eye dry, gently. Do this at least 4-5 times a day and the gland should open up. If the red bump keeps getting larger, occasionally they have to be lanced by the ophthalmologist, but that is rare. If you do the warm soaks often, it usually suffices. If the redness is actually on the white of the eye (the sclera) it is just a broken blood vessel. These are often caused by either dry eye or a blunt trauma to the eye. These will generally disappate on their own. They look ugly, but they are usually harmless. You need to use some artificial tears several times a day to prevent this from happening, if it is due to dry eye. Do you have any excessive crusting around the eye when you wake up in the morning, or is the eye glued shut? This could be indicative of an eye infection like "pink eye" or conjunctivitis. You will need to see your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist for an antibiotic drop for this. Sometimes a person can get pain and swelling around the eye due to a sinus infection too, especially cheekbone pain. Do you have any nasal congetion? Do your upper teeth feel sore or tender? These can be symptoms of a sinus infection and you may need to see your PCP for an antibiotic.I hope this helps some. I dont think you need to worry about glaucoma. You should get yearly check ups at your eye care professionals office yearly or bi-yearly though. They can screen for glaucoma at each visit.
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