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Staten Island, NY
A 17-year-old female asked:

Why do i have headaches that hurts my eyes?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Headache: Because your eyes are directly connected to your brain sometimes headaches will caus e eye pain. Migraine headaches can cause eye pain and so can tension headaches.
Dr. Derek Sprunger
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Referred pain: The most common cause for headache feeling like it is in the eyes is from referred pain( sensation because of proximity of nerves to eyes) other more significant causes are possible however.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu commented
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Migraines often have associated eye pain. So do cluster headaches
Sep 5, 2013

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A 54-year-old male asked:

I have a headache and the light hurts my eyes, what should i do?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
?migraine: Have you had migraine headaches before. Often with migraines you get light sensitivity. Try taking some ibuprofen, drinking plenty of fluids an lying down in a dark room. Hopefully the headache will resolve. If the headache is severe or if you have stiff neck or fever see a doctor immediately.
Bend, OR
A 18-year-old female asked:

My headache is so bad it hurts my eyes. What should I do?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you.

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