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My skin in my eye socket above my eyelid is very dry but only on one side. What could cause this?

My skin in my eye socket above my eyelid is very dry but only on one side. What could cause this?

Skin dry: Usually, the skin of the upper eyelids is lubricated by glands that have a fat-based secretion. The dryness may be due to a decreased secretion on the affected side. It is important to remember that although we may look symmetrical from left to right, we are not truly symmetrical. There are small differences from side to side that may concern us but are not at all significant. ...Read more

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My eye socket hurts, right side iof face hurts also. What could this be?

My eye socket hurts, right side iof face hurts also. What could this be?

Facial pain: It could be your eye, but trigeminal neuralgia would be a thought. I agree with the earlier answer that you need to be examined. ...Read more

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Yesterday i got a very sharp pain around my eye socket. It stayed for few seconds.What must have been the cause?

Yesterday i got a very sharp pain around my eye socket. It stayed for few seconds.What must have been the cause?

Lightning pain: This is a common happenstance which ophthalmologists term "lightning pain". It does not indicate anything wrong, certainly feels like a needle poke, but in a few seconds ends and leads to no problems that anyone has ever experienced. Don't worry about it, and it might happen a few more times. ...Read more

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How would fractured eye socket surgery fix the break?

How would fractured eye socket surgery fix the break?

Eye socket Sx: Some specialists feel surgical repair is needed only if the patient has persistent double vision or the eye recedes into the socket. A comminuted fracture may need stabilization in order for the bone fragments to re-adhere. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Not necessarily...: If it is just a simple fracture and your eye is functioning normally, no surgery is needed. It will heal. If the fracture is severe i.e. Pushing your eyeball out/in and not moving eye well, or severe deformity etc...Then you need surgery etc...Otherwise, just observation and time...Maybe something for pain such as motrin/tylenol etc...Consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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What does the eye socket look like after removing the eyeballs?

What does the eye socket look like after removing the eyeballs?

Empty boney crater: The eye ball is actually a ball--a spherical, squeeshy, rubbery ball. Once removed from its socket, the empty boney crater is basically in the shape of the eye ball. Often, a filler is needed, such as an eye prosthesis to fill the crater. With current technology, the prosthesis can look so real it is hard to tell from a distance. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I know if the pain in my eye socket is orbital cellulitis?

How can I know if the pain in my eye socket is orbital cellulitis?

CELLULITIS: Physical exam may give clues but gold standard is a contrast-enhanced CT scan of the face/orbits. If you suspect deep tissue infection of face/orbits go to the emergency department ASAP as time is of the essence to optimize treatment success. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to tell if your eye socket is broke without an xray?

Is there anyway to tell if your eye socket is broke without an xray?

Yes: Often the eye evaluation by your eye md reveals certain clues as to the likelihood of an orbital fracture. If there is a palpable fracture step in the orbital rim, double vision from an entrapped muscle, or a displaced eye. A ct scan is beneficial, however, to help with evaluating the extent of the injury and for surgical planning ...Read more

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What could be causing a headache on the left side around my eye socket?

What could be causing a headache on the left side around my eye socket?

Cluster headache : These symptoms, especially if pain is severe, may be related to condition called cluster headache. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a headache on the left side around my eye socket and i wanted to know what causes it?

What to do if I have a headache on the left side around my eye socket and i wanted to know what causes it?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more