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Posted: 11/21/2012 5:05:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 1:40:00 PM EST by widerstehe]
Okay, so the corner of my eye is red (the white part, but only one eye, and only on 1 side of the pupil.) It has a dull ache to it. My vision is still absolutely fine.

To my knowledge, nothing got in there or damaged that I am aware of.

Didn't seem major, so I was just letting it run its course. Hasn't gotten worse or better, but stayed the same basically.

After a few days, I went an urgent care center, afraid it might be something with significance. The Dr. looked, and thought there was a corneal abrasion (minor one) prescribed antibiotic drops and eyewash but had me follow up with an opthomologist to be sure.

Opthomologist looked a lot more closely and thoroughly and concluded that it was not a corneal abrasion, and was not an infection. Diagnosed as a simple inflammation (with no apparent cause). Said eyedrops are unnecessary, and only suggested I use ibuprofen to reduce the inflammation, which, in turn will make the redness and pain go away. I have a follow up in 2 weeks.

I am on day 2 of the ibuprofen regimen, again no change for better or worse really. Is there anything else this could be? I am just afraid something could get worse in the next 2 weeks before I go back and see the Optho.

ETA: There is also a small amount of tearing and a little bit of "crustiness" on my eyelashes that remind me of a minor version of conjunctivitis I had when I was a little kid. Don't know if it is the cause or symptom of the redness / pain problem though.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:17:02 AM EST
I agree with the Opthalmologist.

Its localized inflammation otherwise you would have an entire eye involved. I wouldn't worry about it, as much as possible, and continue the ibuprofen. If something changes for the WORSE, then call your eye doc again... you don't have to wait for 2 weeks if things worsen. Don't go to the ER though, unless you have contacted your eye doc again. ER / Urgent care docs are not educated in eyes outside of the typical 'Emergent' stuff... which is why you were diagnosed with an abrasion... when you did not have one. They 'treated you' with what they knew and got you out. They did no harm... just no help either.

The tearing is simply from the inflammation and your inability to leave it alone. The crusting is the drying of tears on your eyelid/lashes.

Relax... and enjoy turkey and beer.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:18:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 5:18:46 AM EST by dog-meat]
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:41:06 AM EST
Sounds like episcleritis

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Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:31:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dadnatron:
I agree with the Opthalmologist.

Its localized inflammation otherwise you would have an entire eye involved. I wouldn't worry about it, as much as possible, and continue the ibuprofen. If something changes for the WORSE, then call your eye doc again... you don't have to wait for 2 weeks if things worsen. Don't go to the ER though, unless you have contacted your eye doc again. ER / Urgent care docs are not educated in eyes outside of the typical 'Emergent' stuff... which is why you were diagnosed with an abrasion... when you did not have one. They 'treated you' with what they knew and got you out. They did no harm... just no help either.

The tearing is simply from the inflammation and your inability to leave it alone. The crusting is the drying of tears on your eyelid/lashes.

Relax... and enjoy turkey and beer.



Thank you. I appreciate your response
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:07:42 AM EST
Episcleritis or Scleritis.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:13:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dadnatron:
I agree with the Opthalmologist.

Its localized inflammation otherwise you would have an entire eye involved. I wouldn't worry about it, as much as possible, and continue the ibuprofen. If something changes for the WORSE, then call your eye doc again... you don't have to wait for 2 weeks if things worsen. Don't go to the ER though, unless you have contacted your eye doc again. ER / Urgent care docs are not educated in eyes outside of the typical 'Emergent' stuff... which is why you were diagnosed with an abrasion... when you did not have one. They 'treated you' with what they knew and got you out. They did no harm... just no help either.

The tearing is simply from the inflammation and your inability to leave it alone. The crusting is the drying of tears on your eyelid/lashes.

Relax... and enjoy turkey and beer.


Sending PM
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:13:35 AM EST
Update: No Change
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:42:30 AM EST
Aids. Sorry.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 1:41:31 PM EST
Just a little update. Now my other eye has exactly the same thing! It's red and with dull pain (minor pain) and it is only on the outer half of each eye. What the heck is going on?

It has to be some sort of infection that spread but the curious thing is why it won't go past the pupil.

I am going to use eyewash and the antibacerial drops now.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 1:42:27 PM EST
Ocular herpes is a right bitch.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 1:43:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 1:44:02 PM EST by iwouldntknow]
Originally Posted By widerstehe:
Just a little update. Now my other eye has exactly the same thing! It's red and with dull pain (minor pain) and it is only on the outer half of each eye. What the heck is going on?

It has to be some sort of infection that spread but the curious thing is why it won't go past the pupil.

I am going to use eyewash and the antibacerial drops now.


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