Had it all of May. Went to the neuro-opth and he said it was viral conjunctivitis. Did some drops for a few days, went back and was pronounced cured. Pain started up again, but eventually faded away.
It came back in July for a while, and now I've had it again since the first of Oct. Called the neuro-opth to talk to his nurse and see if there was any point in taking off work to see him. She said I should start with the optometrist, becuse if it's an infection, he'll fix it, and I won't have to go as far out of my way to see him.
Tonight I saw the optometrist. He says he sees absolutely nothing to explain the pain. Since I don't have blurred vision and my optic nerve looks OK, he doesn't think it's ON. On the other hand, he did offer to send me back to the neuro-opth, but since it's not bad, I'll just wait until my neurologist appointment and tell him I've had this weird eye pain 3 times since I last saw him. Since the steroid drops made it feel better before, there is some sort of inflammation involved, so the optometrist told me to take ibuprofin fairly regularly for a while.
The optometrist was more interested in looking at my neuro history than the neuro-opth. I think if my neurologist decides I should see a neuro-opthalmalogist again, I'll ask for a referral to the other one in our city. I live a couple of blocks from an office where she practices, and the other guy is almost an hour from home--and seems to forget he's not just a straight opthalmalogist.
So, next month I'll be reporting the recurring single eye pain, slight worsening of urge incontinence, and a new back pain thing I had for a couple of weeks. It felt like my skin was being stretched too tightly over the width of my lower back, no strain or other muscle thing to explain it. And I'm falling asleep at my desk again, after 2 years on CPAP.