Eye pain: can they hurt or bother?

We can see thanks to the eyes , those visual organs capable of detecting light and converting it into electrochemical impulses that then travel through neurons. They consist of a complex optimal system that captures light, regulates its intensity through the iris, focuses the lens thanks to the lens in order to form the image, and then converts it into a set of electrical signals that finally reach the brain through of neuronal routes that connects, through the optimal nerve, the eye with the visual cortex and against cerebral areas.

Your care and protection is simply essential to maintain good vision. It is very important to use photosensitive lenses (glasses) every day that we go out, avoid prolonged exposure to air conditioning or the computer screen, do not abuse contact lenses, and especially go to the ophthalmologist at least once a year in order to perform an eye exam, no matter how old we are. The reason is clear: it can be a long time without really realizing that we have an eye problem.

Eye pain

With regard to the different conditions and problems that can affect ocular health, it may be common for us to ask ourselves a question: Is it true that eyes can hurt or bother? . This question can make you especially as a curiosity, or even as "alert" if you are currently bothering one of the eyes. The truth is that yes, we must answer affirmatively. Medically it is known by the name of ophthalmia , and it's a kind of eye pain that appears and that it is not due to an injury.

East ocular pain it can be described as a painful, throbbing, burning and lacerating sensation , which is located in the eyes or around them. It is also possible that it is described as if we had the feeling of having a foreign body in the eye (that is, as if there were something that is lodged in the eye).

It is true that Eyes pain can be a symptom to consider a health problem , that is why it is very important and fundamental to tell our doctor that we suffer from pain in the eyes, especially if it has not disappeared.

However, in most cases the pain in the eyes is due to banal causes. For example, we can feel a certain feeling of tiredness or discomfort after having worked or studied for many hours in front of the computer, a book ... It is what is known as Eye fatigue , and tends to disappear after having rested for a while.

eye pain

It is also possible that the eye pain is caused by a headache or migraine, by a flu or a cold, by eye infections or inflammation, sinus problems (for example in case of sinusitis) or by contact lens problems.

With all this, if for example the pain is very intense, tends to last more than 2 days, decreases the vision, or presents pain with inflammation, secretion or pressure in the eyes it is essential to always go to the doctor.

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