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why do my eyes always hurt when I wake up

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Many reasons: There are many possible reasons why you might have eye pain upon waking. The most common is from a form of dry eyes called meibomitis. It is essenti ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Headache: Headaches, light sensitivity and other causes can be at work. If this has been happening for some time, it could be dry eyes or an inflammation. If th ... Read More
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Recurrent erosion: Multiple causes but a classic cause is a condition known as recurrent erosion syndrome. It can also be from run of mill dry eyes.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
No relation: Eye pain upon waking has no relationship with the presence or absence of cancer. The most common etiology is a form of dry eyes called meibomitis. E ... Read More
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: See an eye specialist if it persists.
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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
It is not a specific: It s not a specific sign of cancer. However, the presence of it does not rule out anything. Better see your dr and find the cause (most likely, not ca ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
See eye doctor: Some of your symptoms may be due to allergies and there are drops for that, however the eye pain is not typical of allergies. I suggest that you see a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
Dryness: When you sleep, you do not blink. Blinking helps keep the eyes lubricated and people that have dry eye, have a hard time when getting up in the morni ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Eye pain: Please let your parents know so that this can be assessed. Can't diagnose the cause of this pain with available information.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eye or...: recurrent erosion syndrome. You should go see an eye doctor and preferably a specialist in cornea to check. This is easily treated.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a doc: Allergies, infection, dry eyes, all could produce your symptoms. Please get an proper exam to determine which is the cause. Treatments should help you ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Decongestant : Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Many causes: This kind of headache can occur as the result of structural abnormalities which are made worse by increased pressure in your head which occurs with l ... Read More

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