Recurrent headache with eye pain



Submitted by bepchooo on Fri, 10/04/2019 - 15:12
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Three years ago, I was diagnosed with optic neuritis in my right eye, and I lost my sight almost completely to that eye.

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
Do you use any eye drops?
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

I have been wearing glasses since I was 18, after neuritis my diopter raise up to +2.25, and before that It was +1.75.





My name is Veronica and I'm 28 years old. 3 years ago, I was diagnosed with optic neuritis in my right eye, and I lost my vision almost completely to that eye.

I was admitted to a hospital where I was treated for 3 days with corticosteroid infusions. I was examined at the hospital with Computer Perimetry and Color Image on the fundus. My vision has returned to almost 100%. I went through an MRI on the head and the presence of MS was ruled out as the cause of the neuritis and the cause of its appearance remained unknown.

At the beginning of 2019, I was again examined, where my Computer Perimetry and Optical Coherence Tomography were done. The test was normal and only wrote down drops of Artificial Tear, since I work on a computer.

The problem is that I feel this eye with less visual acuity, and very often I experience severe headache, which is accompanied by pain behind the right eye. I have been wearing glasses since I was 18, after my neuritis my diopter rose to +2.25, and before that I was +1.75. I ask you for advice on how to proceed, to whom to turn to to determine what is a recurrent headache with eye pain.

Thank you in advance for your time and attention!



Thanks for your Question

Optic neuritis can start with eye pain (especially pain behind the eye and pain with eye movement) with headache and blurry vision. So if you have eye pain and headache with blurry vision you have to visit your eye doctor for possible optic neuritis.

There are many causes of headache and eye pain without blurry vision such as sinusitis, ear problems, tooth problems and wrong eyeglasses prescription. Sometimes after the attack of optic neuritis and high dose of steroid, the refractive power of the eye change and it will return to normal after few weeks and in case you wear a wrong and high refractive power, you will have headache and eye pain. So you have to recheck your refractive power again just to be sure.