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Itching, pain in outer corner of eye. What's wrong?

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I am a 43 yo female. I have a pain at where the right eye eyelids meat (outer corner of the eye) that started last night. itchy and like needles in it. what is wrong?
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Category: Ophthalmologist

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Thank you for your query at
It could be due to allergies/ infective in nature.
If you have associated cough and cold it is secondary to allergies. So olopatadine eye drops 2-3 time daily will be helpful along with artificial tear drops like Refresh.
If you develop a small swelling and pain subsequently then you can start Ciplox eye drops to be given 3-4 times daily and apply Neomycin ointment on the swelling.
If it is due to an infection the swelling will develop in a day's time and there will be crusting. So observe for this symptoms.
Hope this was helpful,
Feel free to discuss further,

Patient replied :

Dear Doctor, Thank you so much for your detailed answer. Now after I used the eye drops the itching like needles is much better now. Howwever little pimpells started to appeare under the eye. Please see image of right eye. also when i put the drops i feel a little temporary burning sensation.

Thank you soooo much!

Sorry for the late reply ,
The fresh lesionsI see can be herpetic , you need to visit an eye centre , so that they can see and start the treatment, its important to show.

Patient replied :

Thank you doctor. It seems a lot better now. I have used artificial tear drops and since Olopatadine is given by prescription only, my phamacist gave me Zaditor 3 times daily. the itching and pmples are much better, Do I have to continue on these eye drops untill the pimples are completely gone? Do yoou suggest other medications?
Thank you so much!!! YOU ARE GREAT!!!

Based on the severity it will take 5-7 days for complete disappearance of the allergies.
You can stop after that.

Dr. Manish Malhotra
Category: Ophthalmologist
Fellowship: L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
Fellow Pediatric Ophthalmology & Squint (L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad)
Medical School, Residency: MBBS, DOMS, FLVPEI, Nagpur university, 1995
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