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my left eye has a sharp pain and the top eye lid twitches on it's on for 2 days. any ideas?

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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
45 years experience Ophthalmology
Sinus?: The pain can come from the sinuses that lie around the eyes. The twitching is like a muscle tic--a nerve fires off randomly and make the lid twitch---caffeine, lack of sleep etc..Can be related but it usually goes away on its own.
Answered on Jun 4, 2013
Dr. Shin Beh
Dr. Shin Beh answered
9 years experience Neurology
Optic Neuritis?: If your vision is blurry and it hurts when you move your eye, you may have optic neuritis and should go see a doctor asap.
Answered on Oct 6, 2013
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