Headache Behind Eyes
Headache, which is one of the most common complaints today and is often tried to be relieved with painkillers, can be a warning about various systems in the body. It is especially important to be careful about headaches caused by eye diseases and to take the necessary precautions immediately. Memorial Diyarbakır Hospital Ophthalmology Department Op. Dr. Belgin Ekmekçiler gave information about the effects of headache behind eyes.
Pain behind the eye may be a sign of sinusitis
Neurological headaches; tension-induced and hypertension-related headaches, migraines, and very rarely tumors or other vascular diseases in the brain. Sinusitis is also one of the most important causes of headache. Sinusitis can be confused with eye diseases because it is felt behind the eyes especially in pediatric age. In this case, it is absolutely beneficial to consult a specialist.
Care for increased headaches in the evening
Refractive defects are the most important causes of eye headache, myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism, known as eye defects that affect the person’s vision. If the patient does not know that there is a refractive error in his eyes, or if he uses insufficient glasses even though the glasses number changes, he will encounter headaches. The pain starts with increased forehead pain, especially in the evenings, but the tendency to sleep and fatigue may be added to the pain.Headache Behind Eyes
Eye pressure can cause headaches
Glaucoma, or eye pressure, is the second most important cause of headache. There are two types of glaucoma: open-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma.
- In open-angle glaucoma, eye pressure is constantly high. In this case, the patient only complains of faint blunt headaches; however, open-angle glaucoma may not present unless eye pressure is elevated. However, when diagnosed late, it can cause irreversible blindness.
- In the second type of eye pressure closed-angle glaucoma, the patient experiences eye pressure crises that cause severe headache and the pain usually starts in the evening. However, blurred vision and nausea may occur. This picture, which is confused with migraine, can only be detected by a careful eye examination. The patient may experience blindness in the eye when the diagnosis is missed. The treatment of this disease can be done easily by the laser method.
Always consult an expert
Headache can be seen frequently and maybe the first sign of very serious diseases. If a person experiences this kind of pain, he or she should consult a doctor. After the necessary examinations and examinations, eye, ear nose, and throat and neurology doctors can be treated with a multidisciplinary approach.