Eye pain with headache



Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 17:50
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
Do you use any eye drops?

Whitening eye drops (Over the counter in pharmacy)

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

Contact lenses and glasses


Hi there,



In November 2016 I began feeling pressure in my right eye.  I then went on to develop very bad headaches which required hospital admission. A CT scan was performed and was clear.

I went to the opticians for an eye test.  She checked the front and the back of my eye and said they were fine if a little red. My physician treated me twice for suspected sinusitis to no avail. I then started to feel 'pins and needles' or parasthesia in my hands and feet and some muscle cramps.

In the last couple of weeks my eyes are very watery and bloodshot and sore and I still have the parastesia and a stinging feeling in my head (the headaches have subsided a lot).

I thought it might be something like MS but I have no other symptoms apart from pins and needles and I do not have optical neuritis according to the opticians. I am absolutely mystified as to what the problem is.

My doctor has given me a letter to go to local emergency department but the last time I did that I was just sent home with pain killers. Have you any idea what this could be?

Many thanks



Thanks for your question



In order to be diagnosed with MS you should do MRI for the brain but as you said, you don't have other symptoms. Cervical disc prolapse of the neck could cause headache with numbness and needle like prick sensation in the head l, hands and feet

Watery eye and red eye without blurred of vision is something most likely to be extraocular such as allergic conjunctivitis, viral conjunctivitis, dryness or related to sinusitis.

I would visit a neurologist at the first step to check for cervical disc prolapse.