Painful eyes after IOP tonometry



Submitted by mana on Sun, 12/15/2019 - 13:24
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

Dry eyes 

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?


Do you use any eye drops?

Lubricant eye drops

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

Glasses for Astigmatism, Myopia, Presbyopia





My doctor has performed a non contact tonometry and fundoscopy on my eyes two weeks ago. 
My pupils were dilated for a longer time after the dilating drops , so I got my eye pressure checked on the same day again.

Since then I‘ve had pain in my eyes, a feeling of tiredness especially after looking at screens, a feeling of pressure and hypersensitivity to light and  headaches.

My doctor tells me it is a superficial abrasion of the cornea + dry eyes and told me to use lubricant eye drops + dexpanthenol eye cream, but it has been two weeks and I still have symptoms. 

What could possibly cause these symptoms ? 

Thank you very much in advance



Thanks for your Question

These symptoms that you have such as light sensitivity and headache are related to dilated pupil. Dry eyes with corneal abrasion can cause foreign body sensation with tearing and burning sensation.

Pupil dilation can last from 1 days to 2-3 weeks and this duration depends on the type of eye drops that is used to dilate the pupil.