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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can stress headaches cause eye pain?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Todd Purkiss
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Yes: Tension headaches usually affect the muscles in the neck and head. This can sometimes result in a pressure-type pain seemingly in the eye on the affected side. If you are having vision loss or eye redness with the pain, that could indicate something else. You should be seen by an ophthalmologist to be sure.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
51 years experience
Yes: You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine if the eyes have hidden disease causing or contributing to the stress headache.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What can be done about eye pain and headaches?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
Ophthalmology 12 years experience
Depends on the cause: Not enough details here to go on as many things can cause eye pain and headaches. Best way to find out is to go in for an eye exam to make the source of your headache is not from your eyes. Good luck.
Last updated Oct 7, 2017


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