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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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

Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Pain in the eye (that is not due to injury) may be described as a burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing sensation in or around the eye. It may also feel as if there is a foreign ...Read more