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Pain Around Eye Socket Causes
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
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
I occasionally get headaches a few times a month, it's almost always on the left side especially around the front and eye socket area. Causes?
Consultation advised: Tension headaches and migraine are the most common, BUT not the only, causes for headache (HA). How long do the HA's last? When did they first start? Are you having any migraine symptoms with them? The following websites discuss the types of HA's. After reviewing consult your physician if concerned or have an online consultation here at Health Tap. Http://bit. Ly/1sAz8on http://bit. Ly/1IEJpp4 ...Read more
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
There is a white line that is about 2cm long. It is underneath my eye ball, pretty deep. Mid way of my eye socket. It causes irritation once in a while?
See Eye MD: A doctor must look at your white line to identify and treat this properly. It may be a foreign body that got stuck and needs to be removed. The conjunctiva may have folded over itself and rubbed itself causing irritation. It may be a string of white discharge from dry eye or allergy. You can try to rinse it out. If not successful, have eye MD examine and possibly remove it. ...Read more
Your pain may be related to active sinus disease. In the case of acute sinusitis, you may have pain in the sinuses that surround the eye. This can cause pain and ache and is often related to viral or bacterial infection. Most often this will clear on its own, but many physicians will treat with antibiotics.
I suppose pollen exposure could make symptoms worse if one has ongoing sinusitis and underlying allergies.
If things do not improve soon, I would suggest evaluation by your medical doctor. ...Read more
What would cause eye socket pain with no injury. Feels like the muscles holding the eyeball are tearing if I move the eye.
I woke up this morning with a small bruise on the inside of my eye socket just above the tear duct. What could have caused this?
Well....: You may have inadvertently scratched it overnight ...Read more
I have a very sharp pain in my left eye socket, but only when I shake my head or move it fast. Should I see a doctor? What could cause that?
Can a chronic long standing sinus infection cause optic nerve damage? X-ray shows fluid line in eye socket. Problem for years. No medication helps.
You need to: Consult with an ENT specialist. You might need surgical correction if you have failed optimum medical treatment. ...Read more
My optometrist says I have a scratched cornea, after seeing him for blurry eye. Now having lots pain around eye socket, is this normal? Am on eyedrops
Would recommend: Seeing your eye doctor again and possibly seeing an ophthalmologist; you may have an infection. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I got punched hard in the head direct like drive thru the eye socket im blurry visioned and scared
Blunt trauma: It is very common to have blurred vision after blunt trauma to the eye. The injury can be mild to severe in nature so you need to see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have pain in my eye socket mostly when I move my eye and blink. My skin by the pain (just above the cheekbone) is red?
Eye Specialist soon: 21 year old male says, I have pain in my eye socket mostly when I move my eye and blink. My skin by the pain (just above the cheekbone) is red? If no history of Trauma it is most likely an infection in/ around the Eye. Either way, The Eye Specialist, Ophthalmologist is the best option and should be seen soonest. Don't wait. Wish you well. ...Read more
Is it normal for migraines to occur in exactly the same place each time they happen? Mine affect behind my right eye socket
I have developed a red area under my right eye socket suddenly today. I have not knocked or rubbed my eye. What could it be?
Needs to be checked: It is very difficult to say what it is without an examination. It may be beginning of infection, reaction to an insect bite if it is itchy or some kind of rash. So have it checked because if it is an infection you may need antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a pain above the eye socket when I look to the extremes of my vision (up, down or to the sides). Ongoing for 3 days. What could it be?
Eye pain with: Movement can be benign (harmless) or a sign of potential vision threatening issues. At the least it could be related to sinus congestion. On the other end of the spectrum, thyroid disease, muscle inflammation, optic nerve inflammation, peri-orbital mass and other more urgent possibilities exist. A good evaluation with a history and eye exam from your ophthalmologist is recommended. ...Read more
Yes: There are openings in the back of the orbit (the eye socket) that connect directly to the brain. ...Read more
Exophthalmos is the: Bulging of the eye forward from the bony orbit. (also called proptosis). It can be bilateral (both eyes) seen in certain thyroid conditions or unilateral (one sided) which can be from something as pathologic as a orbital tumor. Also this can be caused from trauma or swelling of the surrounding tissue of the eye. ...Read more
I've had a dull pain at the outer corner of the bone that forms my eye socket bone for 4 months.?
See Eye MD: There many possibilities for this. Only an exam can determine what is happening so that treatment can be started. ...Read more
When I was five I fractured my eye socket today during karate I slipped and hit my eye it is swollen and I can't see out of it?
EYE EMERGENCY: You must go to the emergency room IMMEDIATELY. Loss of sight in your eye is an emergency and must be evaluated by an eye doctor as soon as possible. Go now. If you can't see out of it because your eyelid is swollen shut, then the eye itself might be ok. But if your eyelid is open and you can't see then you need to seek attention right NOW. ...Read more
While crying I had a sharp pain under my eye; felt like it was pulling my skin into the eye socket. There is some residual pain.
Eye pain: Go see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) as soon as you can. They have special tools where they can look at all of the structures both inside and adjacent to your eye in great detail. He will be able to tell you what's going on. ...Read more