Aneurysm and eye pain:
An aneurysm is an enlargement in a blood vessel which looks a bit like a balloon attached to the side of a hose. It occurs as a result of a weakness within the blood vessel wall which then expands.
An aneurysm can occur anywhere in the body, including the brain or eye. If a brain aneurysm ruptures, a person may experience pain above or behind one eye as blood is very irritant to the lining of the brain and or causes pressure on the surrounding tissues.
A ruptured brain aneurysm is a medical emergency and needs immediate treatment. People must call 999 or attend A&E asap if someone is experiencing the symptoms listed below.
Some other signs and symptoms of a ruptured brain aneurysm include:
- a sudden and very severe headache
- a dilated pupil
- a drooping eyelid
- numbness, especially on one side of the body
- vomiting and nausea
- changes in personality or awareness
- loss of consciousness
The treatment for a brain aneurysm depends on several factors, including:
- the person’s age and overall health
- the size, shape, and location of the aneurysm
- whether the aneurysm is ruptured or unruptured
- the risk of the aneurysm rupturing
In some cases, a doctor may simply recommend monitoring the aneurysm for signs of growth. In other cases, they may recommend surgery to prevent the aneurysm from rupturing or to prevent further blood leakage.