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Eyelid pain Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Eyelid pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had the eyelid pain?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Where exactly is the eyelid painful?

    Why: e.g. blepharitis causes burning, itching and discomfort of the lid margins; styes cause painful, red localized swelling of the lid margin, usually on the side of the lid closest to the nose.

  3. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. blepharitis may be associated with seborrheic dermatitis, eczema or Rosacea.

  4. Known allergies?

    Why: e.g. dust mite, mold, pollens - may indicate allergies as the cause of eyelid pain.

  5. Itchy eye?

    Why: may suggest allergies or blepharitis.

  6. Symptoms of a stye?

    Why: e.g. painful , tender, red, swelling of the lid, which after a few days localizes and cures itself spontaneously by discharging pus at the lash base.

  7. Symptoms of a Chalazion (meibomian gland cyst)?

    Why: e.g. firm, non-tender lump in the lid. The lump may have a history of previous infection.

  8. Symptoms of blepharitis?

    Why: e.g. eyelids have burning, itching and red margins, eyelashes may have crusting and scales, discharge or stickiness especially in the morning. If present for years there may be loss of eyelashes or distortion (in-growing) of the eyelashes. There may be a Staphylococcal bacterial infection which can cause severe inflammation with pus-like discharge.

  9. Symptoms of Ocular shingles?

    Why: e.g. pain, tingling and numbness around the eye may precede a blistering rash and eyelid swelling. Fifty percent of people have the eye itself affected with either corneal ulcers, episcleritis or iritis.

  10. Symptoms of Rosacea?

    Why: e.g. flushing of the face with increases in skin temperature, acne-like rash over the face. May be complicated by blepharitis, conjunctivitis, episcleritis or corneal ulcers.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Eyelid pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Eyelid pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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