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What is the sharp pin stabbing pain in my eye?

What is the sharp pin stabbing pain in my eye?

Eye pain: There are many causes of eye pain. The type of pain you describe is often associated with irritation of the eye surface. You can try some artificial tears on a regular basis for several days to see if this helps. If not, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have a stabbing pain in my eye for a second. Why is that?

Sometimes I have a stabbing pain in my eye for a second. Why is that?

Ophthalmology visit: This could be due to a variety of reasons. But it would be important to make sure your vision is okay and visit an ophthalmologist for a full eye examination. ...Read more

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For nearly a year I've had regular stabbing pain behind my eye which leads to a headache. I had my eyes checked and are fine. Is this a migraine?

For nearly a year I've had regular stabbing pain behind my eye which leads to a headache. I had my eyes checked and are fine. Is this a migraine?

Sinusitis: In my practice of over 30 years the most common cause of these symptoms and socket pain has been chronic sinusitis a ct scan of sinuses and ENT consult is first thing i would do. ...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 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?

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 trigeminal neuralgia and currently taking carbamezapine , but a couple of days ago now start getting a sharp stabbing pain in my left eye.

I have trigeminal neuralgia and currently taking carbamezapine , but a couple of days ago now start getting a sharp stabbing pain in my left eye.

Trigeminal nerve: Understanding the anatomy and the cause of the trigeminal nerve/neuralgia in your case is useful. If you trigeminal neuralgia is due to ms, an adjacent lesion affecting the v1 portion of the nerve (eye area) is possible. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing severe headaches and was given elavil to see if it wold help me. I have recently started having stabbing pain behind my left eye and it is getting increasingly worse. I also have a stabbing sensation in my cheek bone?

I have been experiencing severe headaches and was given elavil to see if it wold help me. I have recently started having stabbing pain behind my left eye and it is getting increasingly worse. I also have a stabbing sensation in my cheek bone?

More symptoms?: The medicine elavil (amitriptyline) is helpful for preventing several types of headaches. You should not expect the medicine would cause stabbing pain behind your eye or in your cheek. Are these on the same side? It would help to know if you had any evaluation or tests for your headache, there are some causes that elavil (amitriptyline) cannot treat. ...Read more