Avatar universal

Pain behind left eye for over a year

Hi, I've been having chronic pain behind my left eye now for over a year, it's not constant but at certain times it flares up and causes me agony, it also hurts a lot first thing after I wake up.

My left nostril is also blocked maybe 60% of the time while my right one is fine. My neck on the left side also sometimes flares up but doesn't hurt too much. Besides those I feel fine, no cold feeling or anything.

I've been to the doctor about this twice now and both times they've asked me to see an optician instead, when I went to the optician they put it down to dry eyes and told me to use gel eye drops, which don't do anything.

I've been looking it up and I think it might be sinusitis, what I've read says that antibiotics should cure it but I've had antibiotics (Amoxicillin) for a cough I had and it didn't change anything about my eye pain.

I also saw that sinusitis can be caused by a fungal/mould infection, and a few months before this pain started I did smoke some tobacco which I later found had mould growing inside (I've since given up smoking, 7 months and counting (: )

Does anyone else think it could be fungal sinusitis? And also what would be the best way to approach my doctor about this? I don't really want to be told to see the optician again when they just tell me to use eye drops :(
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
The repetitive, one-sided nature of the headache, plus a blocked nostril on the same side and the time of day thing make me think of 'Cluster Headache.'  You can google it, and that may provide you with a lot of information and help.  wikipedia has a particularly good description.
Helpful - 0
10949559 tn?1414050805
A simple eye pain can be a cause of a much serious problems. There are different treatments for this kind of condition, by determining its specific cause. You may schedule a follow up check up to your eye doctor if the prescribed eye drops didn't work. Or you may also try visiting a different eye doctor and let your eyes be evaluated. Sometimes, if all these treatments don't workout, a surgery is necessary. You can also try some home remedies like warm compresses and avoiding doing things that could cause eye strain.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Eye Care Community

Top General Health Answerers
177275 tn?1511755244
Kansas City, MO
Avatar universal
Grand Prairie, TX
Avatar universal
San Diego, CA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Discharge often isn't normal, and could mean an infection or an STD.
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.