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I've been having eye pain in my right eye & sometimes a headache right above my hurting eye. I don't have blurry vision. Could it be optic neuritis?

I've been having eye pain in my right eye & sometimes a headache right above my hurting eye. I don't have blurry vision.  Could it be optic neuritis?

Migraine headaches: The headache that you describe can be from a variety of causes. Headaches in and over the eye are a variant of cluster migraine. It is important to see a headache specialists to determine the cause. Optic neuritis is not likely given the symptoms that you describe. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Pain above right eye and under the eyebrow, headache centralized on right side of forehead and cloudy/burry vision on right eye only?

Pain above right eye and under the eyebrow, headache centralized on right side of forehead and cloudy/burry vision on right eye only?

This could...: Be a number of things including but not limited to vascular headaches, sinus disease, glaucoma, brain tumor, cancer or other tumor in the sinuses, a sinus infection, a periorbital abscess, a tumor of the eye or orbit, to mention a few. I would suggest that you see your physician and have a thorough examination and evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in my right heel, it has been months and I am beginning to see floaters in my right eye and headache on that side of my forehead.

Pain in my right heel, it has been months and I am beginning to see floaters in my right eye and headache on that side of my forehead.

The right heel : Pain is likely plantar fascitiis and unrelated to the eye issue. See a foot doctor for the heel and an eye doctor for the eye. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is causing my headache behind my right eye?

Please tell me what is causing my headache behind my right eye?

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

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I have many headaches in the same area behind the right eye. What could it be?

I have many headaches in the same area behind the right eye. What could it be?

Possibly migraine: Pain behind an eye can be migraine related. Other possibilities exist, such as an inflammatory disease of the eye, glaucoma, sinusitis, neurological conditions, neck problems just to name a few. An ophthalmolgist can rule out the eye causes. A neurologist may be necessary for finding the other causes. You should have an exam to disclose the source of this pain. ...Read more

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I have had a headache on and off for two weeks it's behind my right eye. Why is this?

I have had a headache on and off for two weeks it's behind my right eye. Why is this?

Headache: A ct of your brain and sinuses will rule out any pathology as current medicine can do. ...Read more

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I have been having a headache every other day...Behind only one eye..Headache often switch eyes. Teary right eye..Lasts b/t 30min-1hrs. Please help?

I have been having a headache every other day...Behind only one eye..Headache often switch eyes. Teary right eye..Lasts b/t 30min-1hrs. Please help?

Cluster headaches: Headaches reoccurring behind one eye with tearing are often what we call cluster headaches. They often occur around the same time of day and can be severe. Over-the-counter pain medications typically have no effect on the pain from a cluster headache. Oxygen and tryptans are treatments. Please see your specialist eye md (ophthalmologist) and a neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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2x now in diff times after intense exercise I saw a flashing ring on right eye that gets bigger and goes away w/o headache. No eye condition. What is?

2x now in diff times after intense exercise I saw a flashing ring on right eye that gets bigger and goes away w/o headache. No eye condition. What is?

Visual migraine: This is likely a visual migraine, which occurs without a headache in many cases. If it clears completely in 15-20 minutes, it is very unlikely to be a retinal or neurologic problem. However, you should still have a complete ophthalmic examination with dilated exam of the back of the eye including retina and optic nerve head. I also recommend a visual field test at your ophthalmologist's office. ...Read more