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Right eyelid twitching started last Aug. and persisted for more than a month. Later on dry-eye symptoms such as foreign body sensation, grittiness and ocular pain both eyes. The grittiness got worse when I woke up at night, why? It is so irritating.

Right eyelid twitching started last Aug.  and persisted for more than a month. Later on dry-eye symptoms such as foreign body sensation, grittiness and ocular pain both eyes. The grittiness got worse when I woke up at night, why? It is so irritating.

Common problem: Eyelid twitching (myokymia) is a common and largely unexplained problem. It usually goes away on its own but sometimes this takes 3-4 weeks. Dry eyes are common in middle aged women and sometimes are aggravated by incomplete lid closure at night. Try a bedtime dose of a gel eye drop like Systane Gel. This should help to keep eyes lubricated until AM. ...Read more

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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


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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 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 sandy eye pain?

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

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Eye pain eye pain right?

Eye pain

eye pain right?

Need more info: Sorry. Restate your question. Usually, eye pain is serious. If it is severe, pelase go to your nearest emergency room for care... ...Read more

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What is the cure of eye pain?

What is the cure of eye pain?

See eye doc: Depends on the problem. See eye doc for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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What causes eye pain in children?

What causes eye pain in children?

Many causes: Look for associations or recent injury. If doesn't go away and can't be flushed out, then should be checked out. If very young, may need conscious sedation or even an exam under anesthesia. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease my eye pain?

What can I do to ease my eye pain?

Eye pain: Try artificial tears, warm compresses, ointment at night, and fish oil supplements (since the most common cause of eye discomfort is dry eye). If no improvement, see an eye doctor since it could be something serious. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve eye pain?

What can I do to relieve eye pain?

Self care : Ice application as well as warm compresses could help. If the pain is sharp, consult your doctor. Eye pain is not a common symptom if its not part of a headache. ...Read more