Severe pain around the eye or over the forehead can be caused by
migraine headaches. Vision changes that sometimes
occur with migraineheadaches are painless and occur before the headache
actually starts. Home treatment and rest may be all that is needed to relieve
the pain caused by a migraine headache.
Facial pain with a change in what or how we see also can be the first
symptom of a serious nervous system problem.
Vision changes, such as new blurred vision, halos
around lights, and pain in the eye, that progress quickly may mean narrow or
glaucoma has developed. Prompt treatment can prevent
Sudden, partial, or total loss of vision can be a
symptom of a loss of blood supply to the area of the brain that controls
It also can be a sign of a sudden blockage in the blood
vessel that supplies blood to the eye. Visual changes are one of many possible
symptoms of a
stroke. Temporary loss of vision also can be a symptom
of a transient ischemic attack (TIA).
Call your health professional immediately if you experience facial
pain with loss of vision in one or both eyes.
Jan Nissl, RN, BS
Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBA
Primary Medical Reviewer
William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
May 15, 2007
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 15, 2007
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