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A 49-year-old male asked:

What might be the cause of a throbbing/sharp right eye pain that started 1 day ago. i wear contacts (30 years), vision good, no headache, 49 yrs old?

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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Dry eyes/Irritation: It is likely that you are having dry eyes and irritation from your contact lenses. Stop using them and use lubricating artificial tears. If you don't feel better, see an ophthalmologist. You may need to revisit the issue of contact lens fit and suitability. At age 49 hormonal changes bring many challenges with contact lens wear.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Many possibilities: Corneal infection, chipped contact, scratched cornea. See your ophthalmologist for evaluation.

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Last updated Jan 21, 2014

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