EYE PAIN

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Hi I have eye pain in my left eye and blurred vision in that eye ..My eye hurts if I press on it right next to my temple just under the eye brow.. I have pain in the left side.tempral ...I had my eyes tested and also paid to have the camera  done to look at the back of my eyes but all was ok . any one had the same problem  x

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    As you haven't had any help from opticians, it may be best to see your GP.  If other health problems are ruled out you can be referred to the eye hospital.
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      I did o to my GP nd he didnt seem to e worried about it Thik I am going to have to go back and ask for a referral to see an eye specialist.I do suffer from dry eye sydrome as I have RA and he thinks its all down to that but I have had dry eye sydrome for years but not had the pain like this

      Thanks Pamela

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    Ah now you are ringing bells!!  RA is an autoimmune condition and there are often secondary problems.  I have had the dry eyes for many years and it now seems that this was low level Sjogren's Syndrome.  Last year I had cataract operations on both eyes and from the post op consultation I hav been referred to the coneal department, my appointment is in two week's time. I have to say that I never had pain in the temple so this could be slightly different.  Many docotors know little about autoimmune condtions so it is a battle to get understanding.  Do you see a rheumatologist for the RA?  Blood tests can at least show likely connections,
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      Yes Pamela  I do see a rheumy doc .. I have had  RA For 40 yrs now ,They did tell me  I had Sjogrens as well.What do u take for the SS and the RA

      Good luck  with your appointment xx

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      I was referred to rheumy 18 months ago, when I was very poorly, because my bloods suggested autoimmune conditions including RA. I had no real joint problems but suggested SS and possibly SLE low level so no action, just told to read the conditions books.  I was not surprised by the SS idea as my eyes have been dry for years but then my sight deteriorated rapidly and my optician diagnosed a myopic shift which meant she couldn't prescribe specs to suit both eyes, so I was referred to the eye hospital. While waiting for appointments at various departments I thought about what might have happened to activate previously low level conditions and the only change in my life was the change of hypertension medication to ACE Inhibitor Enalapril. My GP was very sceptical but agreed to try Candesarten an angiotension 11 antagonist. I felt better immediately but then had to have cataract operations to mend the eyes after -  which I had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic drops prescribed - hence back to the eye hospital next week.  It is known that SS and other autoimmune conditions can increase the risk of side-effects of medication and that certainly seems to be my problem so I try to avoid drugs.  The area where you have described the pain sounds like the Lacrimal gland, maybe there is a blockage in the ducts. It was suggested that I use an eye bag which you warm in the microwave, place over the eye lids for ten minutes then gently massage the eyelids.  I have found this a great help and can now use less lubricant drops.  I had not heard of this treatment before but you can buy these bags on-line at the usual outlets if your pharmacy doesn't stock them. Worth a try it won't do any harm.       
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      Thanks Pamela

      I have heard of those eye  pads.I thinkI will try one.sorry you have problems with you sight

      good luck to you xxx

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