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A 28-year-old male asked:

can severe dryness in the eye cause severe head pain and numbness on same side? pain increases at times when straining eyes to read or drive.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
If the dry eye is : Severe get it checked out. Usually headache and numbness are not related.
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 48 years experience
No: Dryness of eyes has nothing to do with headaches. Assuming all the tests that you have had are normal, chances are that you have migraines. Trial of prophylactic treatment for migraines is warranted.

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Last updated Oct 9, 2013

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