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A 23-year-old member asked:

Why does it hurt to move my eyes to the right?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Possible injury?: If this is a recent development you may have injured one of your eye muscles. See an eyemd soon.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Dry eye treatment: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation.

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Could use expert help with why my eyes hurt when i move them around?

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