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I often get an ache or stabbing type pain behind my right eye but the ophthalmologist says there's nothing wrong. What could cause this?

I often get an ache or stabbing type pain behind my right eye but the ophthalmologist says there's nothing wrong. What could cause this?

Retro orbit pain: These are difficult to diagnose. In a normal ophthalmogic exam, pain behind the eye may be referred or from an orbital disease process. Sinusitis, neck pain, bruxism, ear pain, upper molar pain, and many others that are facial pain disorders that may arise from neurological conditions like migraine, tic doulereaux. A consult with a neurologist may be helpful if this problem is persisting. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in right side of head when bending down or getting up from sitting. Leaves aching head and ache behind right eye?

Stabbing pain in right side of head when bending down or getting up from sitting. Leaves aching head and ache behind right eye?

Postural headache: Headaches with a postural component it is always a red flag and need to be evaluated to exclude a lesion in the posterior fossa or a condition with low CSF pressure. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for further investigation and management. ...Read more

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I feel an excruciating, stabbing pain in my right eye whenever i blink or close it. There is nothing inside of it, not sick, used eye drops and water.

I feel an excruciating, stabbing pain in my right eye whenever i blink or close it. There is nothing inside of it, not sick, used eye drops and water.

Scratched cornea : You need to have an examination performed by an eye doctor as there may be a tiny foreign body in the eye or a scratch left by a foreign body that is now no longer present. The scratch or foreign body is typically impossible to see without the magnification of a microscope. Antibiotics patching or a bandage contact may be needed. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in my right eye when i look to the right and I have a bruise on my eye too?

Stabbing pain in my right eye when i look to the right and I have a bruise on my eye too?

Not normal: Were you in a fight? You should be examined for eye trauma and corneal abrasions. If you can't associate the pain with an injury, it will be important to figure out what is causing your pain and bruising. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing pain behind my left eye when I blink. What is it?

Dryness: Usually, tranisent sharp (stabbing) pains are caused by extreme dryness. Certainly problems such as foreign bodies or corneal irregularities can be problems as well. Try artificial tears for some relief - if this works it is the likely cause. See you ophthalmologist for long-term solutions. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing pain behind my left eye when i blink, what is it?

Neuralgia: Pin or knife like pain behind the eye is often caused by a nerve firing off from inflammation (sometimes in the sinus). However if it occurs every time you blind, this could be a foreign body or abrasion on the cornea. See an eye doc--this will be easy to differentiate. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing pain on the top left corner behind my left eye. It pains for a few seconds before disappearing and then after a while comes back.

Eye pain: Do you have any sinus pain or pressure? Any drainage? If so it could be related to the sinuses. If not then I would get your eyes checked. Maybe you are squinting and it is causing an ocular headache. See an ophthalmologist if this is the case. If it is sinus related see an ear nose and throat doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a sharp stabbing pain on the left side of my head and behind my eye that last for a few seconds and then goes away. What should I do?

Left side head pain: One sided head pain behind one's eye could be migraine. But you should see a physician and get a medical diagnosis as it could be a medical condition that requires treatment or further diagnostic evaluation. If it is migraine, stress management therapy, biofeedback and/or medication are treatment possibilities. ...Read more

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