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How come early morning light hurts my eyes?

How come early morning light hurts my eyes?

Dilated pupils: Youi have been asleep and the pupils are dilated. When you awaken, large amounts of light enter the eye and the eye reacts to close down the size of the pupils. There may be spasm of the muscles doing this and thus pain. This is just like having your eyes dilated at the doctors office and going out in the bright light. It is a protective mechanism we have. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up dizzy with mild headache every morning with swollen puffy eyes and tears and any light hurts my eyes.?

Why do I wake up dizzy with mild headache every morning with swollen puffy eyes and tears and any light hurts my eyes.?

Headaches in am: Waking with headache is unusual and likely not caused by eyes unless vision is affected. Puffy eyes with headache in am most likely to be blood pressure related but an eye specialist can easily rule out glaucoma as a rare possibility. Sinus and or allergy from something in bedroom such as feather pillows, dust mites etc can also be causal. Your careful observation of what may trigger these helps. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt in the morning and become difficult to open?

Why do my eyes hurt in the morning and become difficult to open?

Dry eye: This may be a manifestation of a dry eye disorder.
Your ophthalmologist can address this issue. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my eyes hurt in the morning and are difficult to open?

Any reasons why my eyes hurt in the morning and are difficult to open?

Dryness: If this is a chronic problem and the vision is normal and the eye is not red all the time, then it is likely due to insufficient tears and sometimes mild lid inflammation (blepharitis). Check with your ophthalmologist for the best treatment as these are conditions that can be fixed. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt at the corner when I woke up in the morning today? Red at the corner.

Why do my eyes hurt at the corner when I woke up in the morning today? Red at the corner.

Probably dry eyes: Try artificial tears to help your eyes stay lubricated as a start. You can use an artificial tear ointment at bedtime. See an eye doctor that can recommend more advanced treatment if the artificial tears don't help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have difficulty stop blinking, in the morning it's ok my eyes don't hurt, then the blinking starts and by 6.30 pm I have a really bad headache?

I have difficulty stop blinking, in the morning it's ok my eyes don't hurt, then the blinking starts and by 6.30 pm I have a really bad headache?

Eye drops, Botox: One possibility is that you have dry eyes, which is more common in the winter with dry air, in which case eye drops will help. The second, more likely possibility is blepharospasm (look it up), which is treated with botox, usually by a neurologist. Botox will also help your headaches. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning to the white around my eyes turning blue with two tan circles that look puntured near my inner eye. They really hurt & feel heavy

Woke up this morning to the white around my eyes turning blue with two tan circles that look puntured near my inner eye. They really hurt & feel heavy

Need expert eye exam: The most concerning aspect of blue sclera (the white part around your colored iris) are very rare congenital or metabolic diseases which would not be an issue if you just noticed this. The tan circles suggest trauma or resolving blood. You need to see an ophthalmologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Woke up with headache across the front this morning and my eyes hurt with it. I had a stressful day yesterday and got very upset would it be related?

Woke up with headache across the front this morning and my eyes hurt with it. I had a stressful day yesterday and got very upset would it be related?

Headache type: You mention symptoms suggestive of tension headache. Radiating toward the eyes suggests the potential of a migraine. I find sinus headache needs to be considered. Have seen patients who don't have runny nose or overt symptoms but frontal headaches who have sinus infection seen clearly on scan. Cold, allergies possible? If it doesn't respond to pain reliever and persists talk to doc. ...Read more

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My daughter woke up this morning with swollen puffy eyes not red and they don't hurt can you tell me what it is?

Possible allergies: It is possible an overnight sensitization to some allergen exposure in the evening is possible. I am assuming she is passing urine adequately and it looks normal.
If it is persistent, please have it seen. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a super cold? I cough all night, my head hurts and now my eyes are affected-very watery and crusted over in the morning.

Conjunctivitis: Most probably you have conjunctivits, which is a viral infection affecting your eyes.
Having a cold or flu means your body has a virus and your eyes can get it, too.
In mild cases it will run its course and no medication is needed. Try artifical tears over the counter and cool compresses to make the symptoms less bothersome.
Severe cases might need treatment of an antibiotic or anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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Can I use lacrigel ointment once a day for long time in my right eye cause of dry eyes prob? Eye hurts in morning whenever I don't use it at night. TY.

Can I use lacrigel ointment once a day for long time in my right eye cause of dry eyes prob? Eye hurts in morning whenever I don't use it at night. TY.

Yes, but have your: Thyroid checked too. Unilateral dry eye can be a sign of lagophthalmos associated with thyroid dysfunction. See your PCP Dr soon to discuss. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes always red in the morning if I go to sleep early? I have no allergies and it's not conjunctivitis?

Why are my eyes always red in the morning if I go to sleep early? I have no allergies and it's not conjunctivitis?

Allergies: You could be allergic to something in your room or bedding. This also could be dry eyes that worsen at night since there is little tear release while you sleep. Try an over the counter tear gel before going to bed and see if this helps. ...Read more

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I have eye pain, and looks like blood vessels have burst in my eyes, right when I wake up in the morning and later on it dosnt hurt. What is this?

I have eye pain, and looks like blood vessels have burst in my eyes, right when I wake up in the morning and later on it dosnt hurt. What is this?

Subconjunctival heme: A subconjunctival hemorrhage, depending on its size, can take up to 3 weeks or more to resolve. As long as it is improving and your vision is not affected, and you are not experiencing significant pain, you can just follow it along. You may use some artificial tears for some slight irritation. You probably had rubbed your eye during sleep, which stretched and broke a blood vessel. ...Read more

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Hi, eyes burn and sting randomly, or while yawning or tearing up. Starts one side, the other side hurts after. Eye discharge in morning. Eye drops burn?

Hi, eyes burn and sting randomly, or while yawning or tearing up. Starts one side, the other side hurts after. Eye discharge in morning. Eye drops burn?

Dry eyes: Eye burning is most often due to drying of tear film or unstable tear film (unless a chemical or allergen has entered your eye). Discharge is from bacteria. See Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com on how to use warm lid compresses, diluted tea tree oil, artificial tears, increased omega 3 in diet to relieve symptoms. ...Read more