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Pain Manag. 2014;4(6):413-26. doi: 10.2217/pmt.14.38.

A practical approach to ocular pain for the non-ophthalmologist.

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Sinai Hospital, Krieger Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD 21215, USA.

Abstract

Pain involving the eye has numerous etiologies and is a feared challenge of many clinicians. Between a fear of the patient losing vision and a lack of familiarity with the ophthalmic equipment necessary to diagnose the problem, working up eye pain can be a daunting task. While the ophthalmologist can be indispensable in challenging cases of eye pain, this article will help clarify the unique clinical features of each etiology that can help clinicians narrow down the differential and arrive at a diagnosis.

KEYWORDS:

chalazion; conjunctivitis; corneal abrasion; eye pain; ocular pain; referred eye pain; retrobulbar hematoma; scleritis; uveitis

PMID:
25494693
DOI:
10.2217/pmt.14.38
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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