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My left eye stays swollen and feels like its gonna pop out. Sometimes I get have really bad pain in the eye, kinda like a stabbing pain. I usually ke?

My left eye stays swollen and feels like its gonna pop out. Sometimes I get have really bad pain in the eye, kinda like a stabbing pain. I usually ke?

See opthalmologist: An ophthalmologist is a MD. They can help access your eye pain which could be due to increased eye pressure like glaucoma or inflamation. You need to evaluation this. It can lead to vision damage. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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I had a retina detachment surgery/scleral buckle 3 months ago. Can i sparr in the ring with a headgear that protects me from direct blows to the eye?

Dr. Joseph Jeu Dr. Jeu
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I had a retina detachment surgery/scleral buckle 3 months ago. Can i sparr in the ring with a headgear that protects me from direct blows to the eye?

No: A retinal detachment is an extremely dangerous event. You could lose permanent vision in that eye. It also means protecting vision in the other eye very important. An accidental blow to your head and eye could permanently leave you blind. No amount of headgear can protect you from that. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I see a new floater in the eye that I had a retinal detachment surgery. Should i be extremely worried?

I see a new floater in the eye that I had a retinal detachment surgery.  Should i be extremely worried?

Get exam: A new floater should always be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to rule out a retinal tear, or detachment. ...Read more

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Can some iridotomy risks be predicted based on the eye tests pre surgery? Read about retinal detachment after the procedure in some cases.

Can some iridotomy risks be predicted based on the eye tests pre surgery? Read about retinal detachment after the procedure in some cases.

Very rare: Have not seen a retinal detachment after routine laser iridotomy. Was reported in the literature as a case report after super high energy used. Maybe could have had an unknown tear that led to the detachment. ...Read more

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Are there any supplements you'd recommend that would help me regain better vision in the eye that had retinal detachment surgery 5 months ago?

Probably not: There is a market which pushes supplements for all health problems relying upon the fact that healthy people stay healthy even when given supplements. Vision after retinal re-attachment surgery depends upon anatomical relationships of the tissues and the timing of the events. No known supplements to more than a healthy normal diet. ...Read more

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What causes a hemmorage in the eye following a retnial detatchment surgery.?

Many causes: It could be residual blood from the retinal tear. The eye is very vascularized so it can be from many sources. Usually it will go away if left alone, but you should defer to what your surgeon says. ...Read more

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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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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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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...: 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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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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Could you tell me why my left eye is really blurry and had bad stabbing pain in it?

Could you tell me why my left eye is really blurry and had bad stabbing pain in it?

Needs checking: I pain and a vision change could be a variety of causes. The best and simplest is to see an ophthalmologist and have an intra ocular pressure test to rule out glaucoma. That is a treatable condition that can cause vision loss. They can also see in there is any inflammation, retinal changes and infection present. I would go today. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my left eye is really blurry and had bad stabbing pain in it?

What do you suggest if my left eye is really blurry and had bad stabbing pain in it?

See Eye MD: A blurry, painful eye should have a medical evaluation. Call an ophthalmologist today. ...Read more

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My left eye is really blurry and had bad stabbing pain in it. What could be wrong with it?

My left eye is really blurry and had bad stabbing pain in it. What could be wrong with it?

Blurry vision & pain: Hello. How long have you had blurred vision? Has pain always been associated with it? When is the last time you had your vision checked? Any family history of migraines, strokes, aneurysms? You should have someone take a look at your eyes tonight at an Urgent Care Center. Give you some steroids or Toradol for your acute eye pain too. ...Read more

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I get sharp stabbing pain in right eye. The pain comes and goes and i only feel it couple of times a day.

I get sharp stabbing pain in right eye. The pain comes and goes and i only feel it couple of times a day.

Drying eye of tear: Dry eye is the most common cause of eye irritation/sudden pain (can be due to meibomian gland disease/blepharitis or rosacea), — can be chronic if not addressed properly. Use lid hygiene (info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com) routine, artificial tears (non-preserved tears are best) for relief. ...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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Periodic stabbing pain in right side of head when rightening from bending down lasts only a few seconds but leaves ache on right side and behind eye?

Positional headache: Headaches with a positional 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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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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What could cause occasional stabbing pain in R eye when looking far right? Pain only lasts seconds.

Likely a strain: Most likely this is a strain of the ocular muscles. I would suggest taking 800 mg Ibuprofen 3 times a day for a few days, then if not better, seeing an ophthalmologist. ...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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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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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 been experiencing constant sharp, stabbing pain in my right temple, eye & jaw. No medications help. What's wrong with me?

Check it out: If you have no history of headaches, then you need to be sure that you find out the cause of these new headaches. If you have always had headaches, and they are similar to the ones you are experiencing, your symptoms could be related to migraine or a migraine-related condition. There are many causes of headaches. They need to be diagnosed properly, especially when new in onset. ...Read more

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I get right temporal stabbing pain that radiates behind the right eye, right cheek, and temple. Lasts anywhere from 15 mins to an hour.

I get right temporal stabbing pain that radiates behind the right eye, right cheek, and temple. Lasts anywhere from 15 mins to an hour.

Pain: The symptoms you mention indicate a need to see your doctor to diagnose or rule out medical conditions. You MAY be dealing w/migraine or cluster headaches. Your doc will help you. Don't forget behavioral support such as change in diet, clinical hypnosis, biofeedback options. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Painful stabbing pain I left eye for thirty seconds! Followed by panic then slight headache! Sinuse sufferer 37 yr o f no serious health com no norna?

Painful stabbing pain I left eye for thirty seconds! Followed by panic then slight headache!  Sinuse sufferer 37 yr o f no serious health com no norna?

Many typos here but,: I'll try! I think the most likely diagnosis for your brief, stabbing eye pain is migraine, especially since it was followed by a headache. I doubt it has any relationship to your chronic sinus problems. I believe you are trying to tell me that you are 37, have no serious health problems, & wonder if this is normal? If it was an isolated occurrence, nothing to do. If recurs, not ER, but see your doc ...Read more

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