thanks for the responses nooper and LR. the pain really is something and typically Ibuprofen does not help. it feels like it may be clearing a bit...pain is much less and the eye disturbance is coming and going. whatever it is this is always scary stuff with the eyes. I will check out the cooling masks, great advice! one tid bit that seems to help me is drinking cold water with meals (and between). I find the eye stuff gets worse with the heat generated by digestion and eating and the cold water mitigates that, a bit. another MS joy.