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Diagnostic Tests for Eye pain

Diagnostic Test list for Eye pain:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Eye pain includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Visual acuity (vision testing of the eye)
    • Inspect the eye noting the nature of redness, if present. This will help delineate episcleritis, scleritis, uveitis and glaucoma
    • Look for any irregularity of the iris
    • A dilated pupil would suggest glaucoma, a small constricted pupil may suggest acute iritis
    • Use local anesthetic drops instilled prior to examining a painful eye as they are a sensitive measure of a surface problem. If the pain is unrelieved a deeper problem must be suspected
    • Look for any foreign bodies, especially under the eyelids
    • Invert the eyelid to inspect under the upper eyelid
  • Use fluorescein staining of the cornea to detect any corneal ulceration. Branch- like ulceration is diagnostic of herpes simples infection of the eye
  • Opthalmoscopic examination - may show optic neuritis, retrobulbar neuritis and retinal artery occlusion.
  • Slit lamp examination of the eye is ideal for examination of the eye
  • Tonometry (measures ocular tension) - elevated with glaucoma.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Eye pain causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Eye pain:

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Conditions listing medical complications: Eye pain:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Eye pain' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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