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What causes a sharp pin like stabbing pain in the left eye?

What causes a sharp pin like stabbing pain in the left eye?

From many causes: Sharp pain like stabbing can be due to lot of causes, and it can be serious, you should consult an opthalmologist asap. It may be something benign especially if you do not have any other symptoms such as vision loss or problem, dizziness, headache, naosea or vomiting. And associted with other medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension etc. But still you need to see eye md to rule out serious conditions. ...Read more

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What cause eye pain in left eye sharp 1:00 or:30 minutes long and it wakes me?

What cause eye pain in left eye sharp 1:00 or:30 minutes long and it wakes me?

New Condition?: I see that you suffer from HYPERthyroidism and have a history of headaches. Either one of those problems are GREAT reasons to suffer eye pains. Other causes would include problems within the eye itself having to do either with retinal pathologies or sudden pressure changes in the eye such as acute glaucoma. Bottom line is that you could use an ophthalmological exam to start with maybe neurology ...Read more

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Having sudden sharp stabbing pain in left eye for no reason. What is this?

Having sudden sharp stabbing pain in left eye for no reason. What is this?

Corneal irritation?: Many things can cause your problem. Sudden cornea dryness or irritations form contacts or lid disease very common. Try otc systane ultra, if fails to respond seek out exam. ...Read more

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Unbearable sharp pulsing pain in left eye aching migraine. Help I can't stand it : (!

Unbearable sharp pulsing pain in left eye aching migraine. Help I can't stand it : (!

Severe headache: Medication to abort migraines are many and include triptans, ergot amines, cambia, nasal xylocaine. Numerous meds exist to prevent headaches, including otc agents. Would avoid analgesics if possible, as even simple preps such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) regular nsaid's, can promote increased headaches, with resultant chronic daily headaches. Find a neurologist and get all of this addressed. ...Read more

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I get pain in the left front side of my head above my left eye. It's not sharp, lasts for 5-10 minutes, and usually happens at least once a day.

Headache: Greetings. This headache may be a migraine, tension or possibly from frontal sinus pressure. Questions your doctor might ask would be, do you get an aura or awareness of an impending headache? Does it resolve with sleep or darkness? Nasal congestion? Excess stress? Fever? Discolored mucus? See your doctor who will help diagnose and treat these headaches. ...Read more

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What causes sharp stinging sensation in my left eye?

What causes sharp stinging sensation in my left eye?

Many causes!: There are far too many causes to name or list. Likely it is a surface irritation that should resolve with artificial tears! ...Read more

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What could be causing this focused, sharp pain on the left side of my left eye?

What could be causing this focused, sharp pain on the left side of my left eye?

Needs exam: This depends on what is found on exam. Sometimes this can be dryness of the surface of the eye. Try artificial tear drops, these can be bought over the counter, if this does't help see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Whenever I move my left eye to any side, I get a sharp pain in my head near my eye. Why is this?

Whenever I move my left eye to any side, I get a sharp pain in my head near my eye. Why is this?

Plan: This is should be investigated. Plan the appointment with Your primary doctor as soon if you can. ...Read more

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I have a sharp feeling in my left eye it's been for 3 days it comes and goes my eye gets very watery?

I have a sharp feeling in my left eye it's been for 3 days it comes and goes my eye gets very watery?

Abrasion / infection: This sounds like either a corneal infection, called a corneal ulcer, or a corneal abrasion. Go to your eye doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've been getting sharp pains above my left eye & I've had a few headaches as well. What could this be?

I've been getting sharp pains above my left eye & I've had a few headaches as well. What could this be?

See your doctor: Your symptoms could represent multiple problems. How long has this been going on for? Does anything provoke these attacks? You could simply have a benign headache or migraine. You should speak with your doctor who can take a full history and give you a better answer. ...Read more

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When I look very far to the in any direction my right eye gets a sharp type pain to it? Left eye is fine.

Eye pain: Although, this may be nothing to worry about as it doesn't seem to fit in any particular eye disorder, I recommend you be checked by a local eye doctor who can instill complete assurance or advise you on further action needed. ...Read more

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I keep getting a sharp pain in my left eye and my vision isn'tas good as it used to be. What's happening to me eyes?

Non-specific issue: Your description is not specific to any particular diagnosis. Any cause of eye surface irritation will cause sharp pain in the eye. I recommend that you see an eye doctor to determine the exact cause of your eye pain. ...Read more

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My left eye has been hurting for about a month now (little sharp pains)every other two days it's blurry out of my eye and it's getting swollen.?

My left eye has been hurting for about a month now (little sharp pains)every other two days it's blurry out of my eye and it's getting swollen.?

See eye doctor asap: He/she will diagnose and treat the condition. This may also help to minimize the possibility of more or further problems. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Several mornings I've woken up with a sharp pain in my left eye. Feels like there's something in it. Eventually pain goes away. What could it be?

Several mornings I've woken up with a sharp pain in my left eye. Feels like there's something in it. Eventually pain goes away. What could it be?

Recurrent erosions: Most likely you are getting scratches on the cornea (front surface of the eye), without any trauma. This is called recurrent erosion syndrome, and it usually flares up in the mornings. Go see an eye doctor to discuss proper treatment. ...Read more

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All of a sudden my left eye got a sharp pain through it. Now it has been hurting for 5+ hours and hurts more when I close my eyes. Nothing is in it.

All of a sudden my left eye got a sharp pain through it. Now it has been hurting for 5+ hours and hurts more when I close my eyes. Nothing is in it.

Get examined: Severe, persistent pain in the eye warrants an examination, preferably by an ophthalmologist. Inflammation such as iritis or acute glaucoma to be considered. Very worrisome associated signs would be redness and/or visual disturbance. ...Read more

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I've had sharp shooting pain behind my left eye for the last 24 hrs what should I do?

Try Claritin (loratadine): It maybe your sinuses especially if this happens in AM. But if not be in a day or two, see you provider. Particularlly if you have history of high blood pressure ...Read more

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I had a headache for 3 days and sharp pain in my left eye the 3rd day. What could be causing these symptoms?

I had a headache for 3 days and sharp pain in my left eye the 3rd day. What could be causing these symptoms?

Migraine: These symptoms come along in migraine, glaucoma, brain tumor, eye nerve inflammation and others. Your should check with your doctor to determine the cause of this pain. ...Read more

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Everytime I bend over and come back up I have intensely sharp pain over left eye and continues for 5-10 minutes, help?

Sinusitis: This sounds like you have fluid in your frontal sinus which is likely due to a sinus infection. It is time to see a doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a sharp pain behind my left eye and the top, front, left side of my head felt all tingly as if it was a sleep.?

I woke up this morning with a sharp pain behind my left eye and the top, front, left side of my head felt all tingly as if it was a sleep.?

Pain and tingling ey: MeK173 ~have you have your BP checked lately. If not this is a good excuse to go in for a check. This may be nothing, but if the pain persists I would see a Dr because this could be raised, blood pressure, simple migraine, eye infection, or early herpes zoster CrVdiv1, which can involve eye. If the HA is gone, watchful waiting but have the BP checked. Thanks ...Read more

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Sharp needle like pain in his left eye. It has a random timing and lasts for 1 hour or 1/2 hour for the last 4-5 days. Inflamed area under right eye?

Recurrent erosion: Symptoms could be of recurrent cornea erosion. Did you ever has a injury to the eye or an abrasion. See your ophthalmologist as close to the time of having pain. Perhaps see the doctor in consultatipn and if you have no clinical sighs, explain the symptoms and ask if you can come in as a walk in when the pain occurs. ...Read more

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I have a sharp cramping and pain behind my left eye, what can I do?

I have a sharp cramping and pain behind my left eye, what can I do?

So many things: True, dry eye is common, other conditions involve the brain such as migraine, inflammation and brain lesions, check with you md. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in my left eye with bloodshot eyes, What could this be?

I have sharp pain in my left eye with bloodshot eyes, What could this be?

Eye pain: You may have a corneal abrasion or other condition which requires immediate attention. See your doctor or go to the ER ...Read more

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When I close my left eye I get a sharp pain in my left temple.....vision is normal pain is painfull?

When I close my left eye I get a sharp pain in my left temple.....vision is normal pain is painfull?

Pain in temple: When closing one eye. Please see your eye doctor. It MAY have something to do w/the cranial nerves that control your eyes. Tell doc about any other symptoms such as double vision if you have it. Peace and good health. ...Read more