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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Can sinus infections cause sharp eye pain and sharp head pain?

Can sinus infections cause sharp eye pain and sharp head pain?

Yes it can: Often times chronic sinusitis can produce pain around or behind the eyes. In advanced conditions the infection can spread to the retro orbital structures which could lead to orbital cellulitis that could be vision threatening ...Read more

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Can a sinus/ear infection cause eye pain with head pain in the back of the head?

Can a sinus/ear infection cause eye pain with head pain in the back of the head?

Yes: A sinus infection can cause referred pain around the eyes. Pain in the back of the head may not be related to the sinus infection, but could be related to the ear infection. Probably best to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist. ...Read more

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What causes right eye pain when looking to the right (pain on right side of temple)? Ct scans of sinus and brain we're normal.

It could just be eye: Strain or inflammation of the muscles surrounding your eyeball. Consider seeing an ophthalmologist. Try taking otc nsaids. If there are no other symptoms such as visual blurring, headache, dizziness, fever etc, i won't worry much. (try to look at the left. It may help. Or are u watching too much tv or doing facebook? Joke!) take care ! ...Read more

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My left eye hurts feels like something is stuck under it, battling a sinus infection could that be the cause?

My left eye hurts feels like something is stuck under it, battling a sinus infection could that be the cause?

Sinus pressure: You most likely have an inflammation of the sinus lining and the sinus may be full of material. This will feel like pressure in the forehead and behind the eye. ...Read more

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How to remove a 2mm cyst in right maxillary sinus eye pain?

How to remove a 2mm cyst in right maxillary sinus eye pain?

See an ENT: I agree you should see an ENT doctor, but 2mm is awfully small for a sinus cyst, and might not even show up on a ct. Are you sure it's 2mm and not 2 centimeters? That would be more common. And, this may or may not be the cause of your eye pain. You may also need to see an ophthalmologist for an eye exam. At any rate, surgery to remove a sinus cyst can usually be done endoscopically through the nos. ...Read more

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I have chronic sinus issue that was triggered by a waterborne agent. 6 years of constant headache and facial/eye pain. Have tried a lot. Help?

I have chronic sinus issue that was triggered by a waterborne agent.  6 years of constant headache and facial/eye pain.  Have tried a lot. Help?

chronic facial pain: See an ENT doctor for exam and possible ct scan of your sinuses. If ct scan is completely normal, sinusitis is unlikely the cause of your facial pain! ...Read more

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Is it bad to get frequent sinus pain, headaches, eye pain, blurry vision?

Is it bad to get frequent sinus pain, headaches, eye pain,  blurry vision?

Yes: It is not uncommon to have sinus pain from sinus disease or sinus congestion. However, it is persistent or if there is fever and neurological symptoms such as headaches or visual problems it should be checked out. You want to make certain that there is not the development of a sinus abscess or worse a brain abscess. You should have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have left eye pain and twitching and little head pain is this a sinus problem?

I have left eye pain and twitching and little head pain is this a sinus problem?

Eye pain: Eye pain may be related to migraine or sinus headache. Twitch may be related to dryness or allergy or stress. Seek care from your eye doctor if the problem continues... ...Read more

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I have had right eye pain and right sinus pain for several months. My optometrist gave me.Steroid eye drops, but no relief.?

I have had right eye pain and right sinus pain for several months. My optometrist gave me.Steroid eye drops, but no relief.?

I would suggest: An eye md or ophthalmologist second opinion, in case you have a more serious orbital process. Possibilities include wegener's, pseudo tumor, subperiosteal abscess but only with an in person exam would you get an accurate diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What medicine would help with ethmoid sinusitis and mucus in frontal sinus and sphenoid. Mri findings. Symptoms eye pain, leftside headaches. ?

What medicine would help with ethmoid sinusitis and mucus in frontal sinus and sphenoid. Mri findings. Symptoms eye pain, leftside headaches. ?

Antibiotics: You should be under the care of an ENT who can properly persribe the right antibiotics. Sometimes oral steroids are necessary. Along with the perscription medicine(not instead of) one may add Mucinex (guaifenesin) d and a salt water rinse. ...Read more

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I constantly have jaw pain eye pain (mainly behind or around eye) neck/throat pain and headaches.Sinus closed constantly.Are they related?

I constantly have jaw pain eye pain (mainly behind or around eye) neck/throat pain and headaches.Sinus closed constantly.Are they related?

Likely: without an exam, I can only give general information, and sinuses connect to the other parts and inflammation of the sinuses generally gives those symptoms. ...Read more

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Frequent sinus headaches, occasional sharp pain in right ear, feels like something in right eye, pain in jaw and back of head/neck. What is this?

Frequent sinus headaches, occasional sharp pain in right ear, feels like something in right eye, pain in jaw and back of head/neck.  What is this?

See your Dentist: You need to see a dentist or oral surgeon immediately. Without radiographs and a physical exam, it is impossible to say what is causing this pain. You could have one of the following issues: impacted wisdom tooth, infected tooth, sinus infection, fractured jaw, neuralgia, or a tumor. It sounds like a tooth issue, but your dentist can help diagnosos your problem. ...Read more

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Forehead and left eye pain. MRI from '09 cyst on left sinus. Left nostril always congested, produce discolor discharge, bad smell. Chronic sinusitis?

Forehead and left eye pain. MRI from '09 cyst on left sinus. Left nostril always congested, produce discolor discharge, bad smell. Chronic sinusitis?

Chronic sinusitis: This is very possible, but without an exam and imaging studies that are current it is impossible to diagnose. Certainly the symptoms you describe are compatible but before making assumptions you should be seen and evaluated by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Ent doctor took one look in ears and said i was fine but for a year I've had sinus pain and pressure, migraines, eye pain and slight vision issues.Ideas?

Ent doctor took one look in ears and said i was fine but for a year I've had sinus pain and pressure, migraines, eye pain and slight vision issues.Ideas?

Migraine: Many of those symptoms are very consistent with migraine headaches, but if you're still concerned about your ears and sinus you may seek a second opinion. A thorough history and exam should help you arrive at the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Experiencing sinus pain/he aches, neck pain, vision issues, extreme sleepiness. Right side eye pain and ear pain. Ear feels full or stuffy. Ideas?

Experiencing sinus pain/he aches,  neck pain, vision issues, extreme sleepiness. Right side eye pain and ear pain. Ear feels full or stuffy. Ideas?

Possibly migraine: you are having a migraine issue. The ear pain may be from teeth clenching or grinding partly related to your anxiety or less likely an inner ear infection. You need to talk to your doctor and get examined. Glaucoma should be ruled out as the cause for the eye pain- get the eye pressure checked since it may lead to permanent loss in vision if left untreated. Good luck. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt due to my sinus headache. Do you have any solutions?

My eyes hurt due to my sinus headache. Do you have any solutions?

ENT: Please see an ear nose and throat specialist to evaluate the sinuses--treatment for sinusitis may alleviate your symptoms quickly. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt and I have foggy vision. Could this have to do with a sinus problem?

Possibly: Sinus problems can definitely cause pressure and discomfort around the eyes. Foggy vision is a less likely symptom of sinus disease. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Stuffy nose, green mucus, coughing, eyes hurt, sinus pressure?

Sinusitis: Sounds like you may have a sinus infection. Try taking over-the-counter preparations with decongestants (if you have no heart conditions that contraindicate), and plenty of steamy heat. Nasal saline lavage (e.g. Salt aire, netipot) can also help clear sinus pressure and act as a natural antibiotic. Nsaids can also help to control inflammation. See your doctor if the green mucus persists. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more