A practical approach to ocular pain for the non-ophthalmologist

Corey W. Waldman, Steven D. Waldman, Reid A. Waldman

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Pain involving the eye has numerous etiologies and is a feared challenge of many clinicians. Between a fear of the patient losing vision and a lack of familiarity with the ophthalmic equipment necessary to diagnose the problem, working up eye pain can be a daunting task. While the ophthalmologist can be indispensable in challenging cases of eye pain, this article will help clarify the unique clinical features of each etiology that can help clinicians narrow down the differential and arrive at a diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-426
Number of pages14
JournalPain management
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • chalazion
  • conjunctivitis
  • corneal abrasion
  • eye pain
  • ocular pain
  • referred eye pain
  • retrobulbar hematoma
  • scleritis
  • uveitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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