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A 23-year-old female asked:

have had sharp eye pain that comes & goes - on the outer side usually; lasts for a few minutes & feels better w/ rest. sometimes w/ headache. causes?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Consider dry eyes: Rest covers your lids and always feel better. You need to see your eye doctor and have them do a test to see if you have exposure issues. Always use moist warm compresses for better lubrication to coat your eyes with natural oils from your eyelid's meibomian glands. Also using lubricating drops and ointment at night helps. Get it checked out!

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