Eye pain natural history
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Progression of eye pain depends largely on the cause of the pain. Every cause has its own prognosis. The role of physician is to identify the cause and do the needful.
Natural History, Complications and Prognosis
The most common causes are infection and inflammation of eye layers or surrounding structures. Infectious causes may be acute to sub acute in presentation. Viral infections may be self limiting and can cause super imposed bacterial infections. Bacterial infections need topical antibiotic therapy. Untreated infections may scar the tissue and cause ulceration.
Bacteria infection of cornea is most alarming cause of eye pain. It can cause total destruction of cornea in 2-3 days. Fungal infections are indolent and its prevalence varied from region to region.
- Eye lid thickening
- Corneal abrasion
- Corneal ulceration
- Corneal perforation
- Inflammation of uveal tract
- Visual loss
Prognosis largely depends on the type of infectious organism involved and its virulence. Immunocompetency of the individual also determines the recovery of the person.