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Sometimes, 1 eye makes it Painful to look sideways. STABBING pain deep in eye socket, sinus area. Eye gets RED. Sometimes with headache. What is this?

Sometimes, 1 eye makes it Painful to look sideways. STABBING pain deep in eye socket, sinus area. Eye gets RED. Sometimes with headache. What is this?

Cluster headache?: Ice-pick pain? Best to see an ophthalmologist to be sure since other things like infection and glaucoma can also cause pain and a red eye. http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000786.htm Read more

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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...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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Sudden sharp stabbing pain in eye for no reason. Left eye. What is this?

Sudden sharp stabbing pain in eye for no reason. Left eye. What is this?

Common: Sharp needle-like pain lasting a few seconds is a common complaint with no known cause. If associated with headache, or persisting for more than a few minutes, then it may be sinus-related or a variant of migraine raeder's, eg--cluster headache variant). Read more

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Downward presure in head, crawling senstaion in brain, some stabbing pain in eye or ear, light headed, off balance, dizziness?

Odd Sensations: I recommend consulting your medical doctor to be sure there is no physical cause for odd physical symptoms such as dizziness, feeling off balance, pain in the eye or ear, pressure in your head. If no clear diagnosis emerges, consult a licensed psychotherapist to rule out and work with underlying anxiety. Rapid, shallow, anxious breathing can cause similar symptoms. Read more

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Could my eye pain (sharp, stabbing pain in one fixed point above my cornea) have something to do with my use of contacts?

Could my eye pain (sharp, stabbing pain in one fixed point above my cornea) have something to do with my use of contacts?

Yes, but...: ...in ANY case, you need to seek medical care. Migraine headaches, foreign bodies & Herpes Virus are among the possible causes of your symptoms. Also, contact lens wearers are more susceptible to ocular infections and corneal abrasions than non-wearers. If you can't get in to see your eye care specialist promptly, you should go to an urgent care center or emergency department. Please! Read more

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What does the eye socket look like after removing the eyeballs?

What does the eye socket look like after removing the eyeballs?

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

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Is there anyway to tell if your eye socket is broke without an xray?

Is there anyway to tell if your eye socket is broke without an xray?

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

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I got punched hard in the head direct like drive thru the eye socket im blurry visioned and scared

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

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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?

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

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Is it normal for migraines to occur in exactly the same place each time they happen? Mine affect behind my right eye socket

Is it normal for migraines to occur in exactly the same place each time they happen? Mine affect behind my right eye socket

It is common: Ihs classification criteria for migraine: pain lasts from 4 to 72 hours (if untreated or unsuccessfully treated), unilateral location (could be the same location), pain has a pulsating quality, nausea-vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How would fractured eye socket surgery fix the break?

How would fractured eye socket surgery fix the break?

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

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Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Is surgery necessary for a fractured eye socket to heal?

Not necessarily...: 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

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What could be causing a headache on the left side around my eye socket?

What could be causing a headache on the left side around my eye socket?

Cluster headache: These symptoms, especially if pain is severe, may be related to condition called cluster headache. Read more

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My eye socket hurts, right side iof face hurts also. What could this be?

My eye socket hurts, right side iof face hurts also. What could this be?

Facial pain: It could be your eye, but trigeminal neuralgia would be a thought. I agree with the earlier answer that you need to be examined. Read more

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What to do if I have a headache on the left side around my eye socket and I wanted to know what causes it?

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

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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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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?

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