Diagnosis and Treatment of Ocular Pain: the Ophthalmologist’s Perspective

Diagnosis and Treatment of Ocular Pain: the Ophthalmologist’s Perspective Curr Ophthalmol Rep (2017) 5:271–275 DOI 10.1007/s40135-017-0152-1 OCULAR PAIN (A GALOR, SECTION EDITOR) Diagnosis and Treatment of Ocular Pain: the Ophthalmologist’sPerspective 1,2,3 Deborah S. Jacobs Published online: 2 November 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract Introduction Purpose of Review The aim of this review is to help ophthal- mologists and other clinicians understand and treat ocular People with ocular pain typically present or are referred to neuropathic pain. ophthalmologists or optometrists for evaluation. When there Recent Findings Advances in the field of neurophysiology of is recent trauma or surgery, or signs of an infectious or inflam- ocular sensations explain why some cases of dry eye may matory process, treatment of the underlying process or patho- represent a pain syndrome rather than a problem related to logic abnormality usually results in resolution of pain. These tear status. Principles related to management of pain syn- situations represent physiologic or nociceptive pain. Such pain dromes such as persistent post-operative pain and complex associated with surgery, injury, infection, or inflammation at regional pain syndrome are relevant to the care of these the front of the eye is typically treated with topical steroid, patients. topical NSAID, systemic NSAID, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Ophthalmology Reports Springer Journals

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