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Can stress headaches cause eye pain?

Can stress headaches cause eye pain?

Yes: Tension headaches usually affect the muscles in the neck and head. This can sometimes result in a pressure-type pain seemingly in the eye on the affected side. If you are having vision loss or eye redness with the pain, that could indicate something else. You should be seen by an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can stress/anxiety cause eye pain in the evening?

Can stress/anxiety cause eye pain in the evening?

Shouldn't: a young person, otherwise healthy should not have any pains, but if you are stressed because of work are you talking about orbital headache,? it may be due to an overuse of your intellect putting a strain on your eye vision, like excess computer screen time, reading, etc.. you are in need of a vision exam.
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Can tight neck muscles cause stinging eye pain and temple aches? Been havin these symptoms for 5 years started after being stressed a lot

No: Tight muscles may occur in association with variety of conditions including stress. The tight neck muscles are not usually associated with stinging eye pain. ...Read more

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Can stress and sleeplessness cause high pressure in eyes?

Can stress and sleeplessness cause high pressure in eyes?

No: internal eye pressure is self generated and not responsive to the condition of the rest of the body whether stress, exercise, exhaustion or anything else (except certain pharmaceutical agents), ...Read more

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I have high liver enzymes, eye pain, double/blurry vision, a bulky vein on the right side of my head, temples hurt. Doc says its stress, I don't. Help?

I have high liver enzymes, eye pain, double/blurry vision, a bulky vein on the right side of my head, temples hurt. Doc says its stress, I don't. Help?

High Anxiety: If you feel strongly that you have something going on that your doctor is not addressing, then I recommend you get a second opinion. Depending on how high your liver enzymes are, you should consider seeing a hepatologist. The bulky "vein" on your temple in a worst case scenario could be your temporal artery. There is a condition temporal arteritis, which is very serious. Ask Dr. about that. ...Read more

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What can cause eye pain?

What can  cause  eye pain?

Many things: Many things. Some related to the eye. Some with referred pain to the eye. See eye doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes eye pain after sleep?

What causes eye pain after sleep?

Eye pain after sleep: Eye pain after sleep can be due to: dry eye, foreign body, inflammation in eye, infection (in or around eye, including sinuses), headache/migraine. It is not normal to have eye pain so see your eyemd. More information: eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more

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What could cause eye pain from watching fireworks?

What could cause eye pain from watching fireworks?

Not likely: Unless the fireworks were exploding in very close range and you got debris in your eyes, your pain is unrelated to the fireworks. I would look for other causes. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of eye pain/swelling/tearing?

What could be the cause of eye pain/swelling/tearing?

See an eye doctor: Pain and swelling are hallmarks of inflammation. It is difficult to differentiate inflammation from eye infections (which are potentially blinding). See an eye doctor immediately. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to treat. ...Read more

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Can stress be caused by worrying about your eye health?

Can stress be caused by worrying about your eye health?

Worrying: Stress and worrying can focus on any area, including eye health. Eyesight is certainly important, but the more worrying, the more stress and vice versa. You might get the best help by getting good eye care and working with your doctors on your overall worrying. This could be from an anxiety disorder needing treatment. A full evaluation is the first step to discovering what's going on. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of sudden, stabbing eye pain?

What are the possible causes of sudden, stabbing eye pain?

Trauma: Trauma, burns, foreign body, extreme dryness, poorly adherent surface cells. ...Read more

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What could cause severe eye pain after my daughter coughs?

What could cause severe eye pain after my daughter coughs?

Increased pressure: Coughing elevates pressure in the body temporarily. However, if the eye pain persists or occurs every time she coughs, she should see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having reoccuring eye pain and redness, what could be causes?

I'm having reoccuring eye pain and redness, what could be causes?

From: Internal eye pressure issues, to inflammatory eye conditions to viral or bacterial infections, you only have 2, go and have them checked by ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What cause eye pain in left eye sharp 1:00 or:30 minutes long and it wakes me ?

What cause eye pain in left eye sharp 1:00 or:30 minutes long and it wakes me ?

New Condition?: I see that you suffer from HYPERthyroidism and have a history of headaches. Either one of those problems are GREAT reasons to suffer eye pains. Other causes would include problems within the eye itself having to do either with retinal pathologies or sudden pressure changes in the eye such as acute glaucoma. Bottom line is that you could use an ophthalmological exam to start with maybe neurology ...Read more

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Occasional very mild headache on right side and frequent eye pain on right side causes?

Occasional very mild headache on right side and frequent eye pain on right side causes?

Cluster vs migraines: It could be cluster of migraines, either could present this way. They both would be more severe than mild normally. Any sinus issues? That could also be a cause. If you start noticing vision changes in that eye, than consult a physician as this could be more serious. Discuss with your physician what medications you can take to break these headaches and the pain on right. Last eye exam? Important. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eye pain mostly in the right eye when looking up or to the sides?

Needs exam: This can be from something as severe as opti neuritis to something less severe such as keratitis. Only a thorough exam can one make the diagnosis. See your ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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Woked up with right eye pain and now I have radiating paing around. What can cause be ? Is radiating associated to eye pain?

Woked up with right eye pain and now I have radiating paing around. What can cause be ? Is radiating  associated to eye pain?

See an eye doctor: And do this asap. Do not delay on anything affecting the eye because things can go from bad to worse very quickly. See an ophthalmologist, not an optometrist. Hope this clears quickly. ...Read more

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Who do you see for eye pain that also causes your eye to be itchy and the only thing that eases the pain in by rubbing or closing your eyes ?

Who do you see for eye pain that also causes your eye to be itchy and the only thing that eases the pain in by rubbing or closing your eyes ?

OD or MD: An optometrist or ophthalmologist is qualified to evaluate these symptoms. These symptoms most likely are related to dry eyes or allergies. If the optometrist evaluates and does not feel comfortable treating, he/she will refer to an ophthalmologist (md) for further evaluation. Try artificial tears or allergy drops, both available otc to see if this helps. ...Read more

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What is the cause for daily eye pain in one eye in the evening time? I had my eyes check twice and nothing found. Eye gets watery at times.

What is the cause for daily eye pain in one eye in the evening time?  I had my eyes check twice and nothing found.  Eye gets watery at times.

Sounds like Dry eyes: Dry eyes are an often the culprit of many symptoms in the eye which can include burning, stinging, tearing, foreign body sensation, tiredness, heaviness, blurred vision and eye pain. You can have some or all of the symptoms or even none of the symptoms and have dry eye. I would suggest starting with using over-the-counter artificial tears and a warm compress on the eye to see if that helps. ...Read more

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What are the causes for nausea with eye pain?

Acute Glaucoma: The most common cause of nausea and pain in the eyes is acute glaucoma. If you are having any of those symptoms you should see an eyecare provider immediately! vision loss can occur rapidly when the pressure increases in the eye. ...Read more

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What causes eye pain when using the computer?

What causes eye pain when using the computer?

Staring too long: When we stare at an object, we do not blink as often as normal. This can dry out the eyes, which can cause irritation and pain. As well, the light from computer monitors can be mildly irritating. Lastly, if you need prescription glasses or readers and are not wearing the right prescription or strength glasses, it will cause additional strain and irritation. ...Read more

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What causes eye pain and seeing halos around lights?

Possibly glaucoma: Blurry vision, red eye, eye pain and haloes around lights could be a sign of corneal edema secondary to acute elevation of intraocular pressure. ...Read more

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What causes eye pain on movement?

What causes eye pain on movement?

Several causes: There are several causes of eye pain while moving your eyes. Among those are nervous system illnesses and thyroid problems. Please see your ophthalmologist promptly for further evaluation and feel better! ...Read more

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What could cause eye pain?

What could cause eye pain?

Many causes: Anything that irritates the ocular surface, anything that refers pain in or around the eyes, straining, inflammation, infection, neoplastic, neuropathies, allergic, high pressure, radiation, trauma, etc. ...Read more

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What causes sandy eye pain?

dryness or fb: Dryness causes sandy feeling. This is releived by non preserved eye drops or punctal plugs. Occasionally a foreign body may cause this sandy feeling and has to be removed. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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