Sinus infection eye pain. One of the most disturbing complaints in acute sinusitis is eye pain. Depending on which sinus is inflamed, this can be in the form of headache, facial pain, pain around the eyes. Usually, the pain increases with bending forward. Because of an overactive immune response to bacteria (IgM) at the source of the inflammation, there may be a predisposing factor such as infection with the common cold virus or the sinus infections can also be chronic. The two most important ways of controlling or preventing this kind of pain include:
Proper treatment of infected sinus tissue
Prolonging the duration of antibiotic treatment.
In some cases, treating the underlying infection, such as sinusitis, in advance of the eye pain may reduce the likelihood of prolonged eye pain. In others, however, such treatment may be ineffective, as bacteria can continue to cause the pain even after treatment.
The underlying cause of sinus pain is often a result of immune system overactive responses. The symptoms of sinusitis include headaches, facial pain, and visual impairment.
The majority of people with sinusitis have the condition for at least a year.
Risk Factors for Sinusitis
Age: A person with sinusitis often has a tendency to accumulate overactive immune response. The condition is most prevalent in the 50s to 60s.
A person with sinusitis often has a tendency to accumulate overactive immune response. The condition is most prevalent in the 50s to 60s.
Sex: A significant increase in the likelihood of sinusitis is greater in the group of men who have sex with men and/or those who have never had intercourse.
A significant increase in the likelihood of sinusitis is greater in the group of men who have sex with men and/or those who have never had intercourse.
Risk of HPV: Women are more than twice as likely as men to develop sinusitis.
Permanent impairment of vision may occur. The eye’s ability to detect light varies based on the number and location of the tears. This means that it may not be easy to locate the source of the problem or know how to correct it. Symptoms such as pain and redness may worsen with time. The patient may also have difficulty reading. Complications of sinusitis can include permanent visual loss and permanent pain. In severe cases of sinusitis, eye surgeries may be recommended to restore normal vision.