Received: 16 August 2018; Published on-line: 26 October 2018

Differential diagnosis of patients presenting with ocular and periorbital pain: a multidisciplinary approach

V.A. Vasyuta, Ophthalmologist, Dr Sc (Med); V.V. Biloshytsky, Neurosurgeon, Dr Sc (Med)

Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, National Academy of Medical Science; 

Kyiv (Ukraine)

E-mail:  Vasyuta.v@ukr.net


Ophthalmalgia (eye pain) is of interest to various fields of medicine, and may be due to ocular or extra-ocular causes. Common ocular causes include glaucoma, ocular inflammatory disease (like keratitis, skleritis or neuritis), and orbital disease. Notable extra-ocular causes include trigeminal neuralgia, headaches of various types, intracranial vascular lesions, and otolaryngological inflammatory disorders. The diagnosis and management of patients with ophthalmalgia requires a multidisciplinary approach with contributions from ophthalmology, neurology, neurosurgery, oto(rhino)neurology, as well as other specialties.

Keywords: eye pain, causes, multidisciplinary approach



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