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Most often, pain improves without medication or treatment. Eye pain is also known as ophthalmalgia eye pain treatment in Turkey. So, what causes eye pain? How is eye pain treated? All the details that are curious are in our news.

Eye pain can occur on the surface of your eye or in the deeper structures of your eye. Severe eye pain (especially accompanied by any loss of vision) can be a sign that you have a serious medical condition. So, what causes eye pain? How is eye pain treated?

Eye pain is common, but rarely a symptom of a serious condition. Eye pain is also known as ophthalmalgia. Depending on where you experience discomfort, eye pain can fall into one of two categories: on the surface of the eye and inside the eye. Surface pain is usually caused by irritation from a foreign object, infection, or trauma. Usually, this type of eye pain is easily treated with eye drops or rest.

Eye pain, which occurs deep in the eye, is felt as sandblasting, stinging or throbbing. A comprehensive treatment is required for this type of eye pain. Pain conditions that develop with vision loss in the eye can indicate more serious problems and require emergency intervention. In these cases, contact your ophthalmologist immediately.

The following can cause eye pain caused by the surface of the eye:

Foreign object

The most common cause of eye pain is only the presence of something on the surface of the eye. Objects such as eyelashes, dirt, makeup can cause irritation, redness, eye watering and pain.

Contact lens irritation

Eye pain caused by irritation or infection is more common in people who wear contact lenses during the night or do not disinfect their lenses properly.


The conjunctiva is the tissue that covers the front of the eye and the bottom of the eyelid. This tissue can become infected or inflamed. It is caused by bacteria or viruses. Although the pain is usually mild, the inflammation causes itching, redness and discharge in the eye.

Corneal wear

The cornea, the transparent surface covering the eye, is susceptible to injuries. When you have corneal wear, you feel like you have something in your eye, but treatments such as washing with water to remove foreign matter from your eye will not work and will not relieve the pain.


Sudden burns, such as chemical burns in the eye and sparks when welding, can cause serious pain. These burns can usually occur after the use of irritants such as bleach, excessive exposure to the sun or tanning booths.


Blepharitis occurs when the sebaceous glands on the edge of the eyelid become infected or inflamed. This can cause pain.


Shallots or chalazion (fat cyst) lead to pain, redness and swelling in the eyelids.


This condition occurs when the pressure inside the eye increases. It puts pressure on your optic nerve and causes eye watering. If left untreated, you may lose your sight. Most of the time, there are no early symptoms. But a type of this condition called “acute angle closure glaucoma” causes the pressure inside the eye to suddenly rise. Glaucoma tends to be hereditary. Symptoms include severe eye pain, nausea and vomiting, headache and worsening vision.

Optic neuritis

If the optic nerve, which connects the back of the eyeball to the brain, becomes inflamed, you may experience eye pain accompanied by vision loss.


Infection of the sinuses can lead to increased pressure behind the eyes. This pain is sometimes felt unilaterally, sometimes in both eyes.


Eye pain is a common side effect of migraine-type headaches. This disease can also lead to unilateral pain, such as sinusitis.

Treatment of eye pain depends on the cause of the pain.

The most common treatments are for infectious conditions

– Eye drops that reduce inflammation (corticosteroids) or expand the pupil to reduce pain and swelling.

– Antibiotic, antifungal or antiviral eye drops.

– Oral non-narcotic drugs to reduce pain or allergy symptoms.

– Use a clean towel or handkerchief when wiping the face or eyes.

– Wash your hands frequently, especially after coughing, sneezing or using the toilet.

– Keep your hands and fingers out of sight.

– Avoid using contact lenses when the eyes are infected.

– Do not wear makeup when the eyes are infected.

In case of eye injury

– Get medical attention as soon as possible.

– Place a protective barrier over the eye until you receive medical attention.

– Do not rinse with water unless there is a chemical injury.

– Do not attempt to remove an object stuck to the eye.

– Do not rub the eye or apply pressure.

If the eye is bleeding, discuss with the ophthalmologist about the use of aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, as this can make it difficult to examine the blood tissue and control bleeding.

Other treatments

Surgery: eye operation in Turkey is rarely required to repair damage caused by a foreign body or burn.

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Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

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American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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