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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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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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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.

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

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Sneezed & immediately felt sharp pain on right side of my nose & eye socket for about 1 min. Then started to feel slight numbing sensation.

Sneezed & immediately felt sharp pain on right side of my nose & eye socket for about 1 min. Then started to feel slight numbing sensation.

Irritation of the: one of the cranial nerve in the area from sneezing. Probably the change in sensation in the area is temporary. If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in eye socket bones and both cheek bones. What's causing this?

Pain in eye socket bones and both cheek bones. What's causing this?

Several options: First: Are you a smoker? Pain in this distribution most likely comes from the sinuses, Could be ordinary infection but might also be obstruction or tumor. If this is persistent pain, then you should see an ENT doctor soon - especially if the nasal discharge is blood tinged and if there is swelling and redness of the facial structures ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in eye?

What causes sharp pain in eye?

It depends: May possible causes, but if it lasts a short time (seconds) most likely this is dry eye( most common). If the vision is not affected, you can try artificial tears or warm compresses over the closed eyes. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in eye and throbbing VERY PAINFUL and I tried flushing out but not working.

Sharp pain in eye and throbbing VERY PAINFUL and I tried flushing out but not working.

Scratch ?: You may have a scratched cornea, an abrasion, or even a foreign body, all of which would not just be "flushed" out with water or an eye irrigant. It is best for you to have a quick care MD check out your eyes (after hours I presume) and they can tell you what's going on. If the doctor needs an ophthalmologist to see you, arrangements can be made. Good luck. ...Read more