What to know about eye pain and aneurysm

What to know about eye pain and aneurysm

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.

Other symptoms

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
  • confusion
  • 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.

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