Persistent eye pain without discharge. Is it an emergency?

Patient : My 5 year old daughter had a sudden eye pain at the evening, which stopped for a while and then started again (we were in a park and it was windy, the pain started when her hair got into her eyes). Since then she was tearing a lot and complaining for pain in her eye. The conjuctiva is red, and has runny nose, but now that she is asleep, it doesn't seem to have any discharge, yet her face is still read and she has pain in her sleep. What to you think it is? Is it an emergency?
Symptoms:  Eye pain, irritation, tearing
Doctor :   Hi. Thanks for your query. Yes, this is an emergency as there is a possibility of an injury to the cornea, which ca n be diagnosed only by the Ophthalmic Surgeon by special examination. The history of wind in the park, hair causing trauma to the face and the eyes and discharge and severe pain in the eyes support my suspicion. Please Take her to the Doctor as this any need a special investigations and treatment too. I hope this answer helps you.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi I have been suffering from ache and tingling in my left arm. I get weakness and pain in my forearm when trying t...

Q: I have a pain, an aching pain just below my rib cage on my right side. Gall bladder? No. I have had an ultrasound and...

Q: Please can you let me know if it is safe to use Dolotram 50mg twice a day for a long period of time. I have been on t...

Q: Hi, could you help me diagnose my throat issue please ? I have been suffering with a general anxiety issue for the la...

Q: Wondering what likely cause of pain in back of left arm might be


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon