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Sometimes, I have sudden pain in eye while sleeping. What could be the reason?

Sometimes, I have sudden pain in eye while sleeping. What could be the reason?

Cluster headache: Unilateral headache, depending on the severity could be cluster headache. If this headache is very severe you should get it checked out. It is espcially more likely if it you are a younger male, have increasing tear production and redness. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What causes eye pain after sleep?

What causes eye pain after sleep?

Eye pain after sleep: Eye pain after sleep can be due to: dry eye, foreign body, inflammation in eye, infection (in or around eye, including sinuses), headache/migraine. It is not normal to have eye pain so see your eyemd. More information: eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with eye shade cause eye pain?

Can sleeping with eye shade cause eye pain?

Eye pain pressure: The eye shades can cause eye pain if the shades are pressed too tight against the eyes. Also, an allergic reaction can occur around the eyes causing swelling, pressure on the eyes, and subsequent pain. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with eye shades cause eye pain?

Can sleeping with eye shades cause eye pain?

If they're too tight: If your eye shades are putting pressure on your eyes because they are too tight, an aching pain could result. If your eyes are partially open behind the shades and the shades touch your corneas or bend your eyelashes into your eyes this could result in sharp pain.
You should stop wearing them if they induce pain. ...Read more

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What can cause stabbing eye pain after sleep?

What can cause stabbing eye pain after sleep?

Can be dryness: If the pain is when you open your eyes, you may be experiencing dryness, or a recurrent erosion. If this is a common event an ophthalmologist can examine your cornea and see if you have a basement membrane disease that can cause this, and advise treatment. ...Read more

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Eye pain that goes away when I sleep what could this be?

Eye pain that goes away when I sleep what could this be?

Viral: Although other condition ie immunologic and inflammatory can cause especially if you are older, the most common would be a dna virus. Of greatest concern would be zoster shingles. Go see your medical doctor ENT or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dirt taste in mouth, trouble sleeping, headache, post nasal drip, eye pain for a year. Was getting better, but starts again along with cold weather?

Dirt taste in mouth, trouble sleeping, headache, post nasal drip, eye pain for a year. Was getting better, but starts again along with cold weather?

Sinus problem: Your symptoms point to a sinus problem which may or not be caused by allergy. Discuss your problem with your doctor. In the mean time you can take an antihistamine before bedtime. ...Read more

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Causes of bowel movement, vomiting while totally asleep, fatigue, dizziness, loss of balance, numbness, tingling, migraine, eye pain/pressure, insomnia?

Causes of bowel movement, vomiting while totally asleep, fatigue, dizziness, loss of balance, numbness, tingling, migraine, eye pain/pressure, insomnia?

Most important thing: Bowel (and likely bladder incontinence) & emesis during sleep is concerning. I think this needs to be looked at immediately. The most important thing to rule out is some type of nocturnal epileptic condition. Other symptoms you mention are consistent with what people can feel following an episode (post ictal phase). I recommend you get an ASAP appt. With neurology. Start documenting things. ...Read more

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What can keep my eyes from drying while sleeping?

What can keep my eyes from drying while sleeping?

DRINK WATER: Be sure you are sufficiently hydrated. There are longer lasting gels for your eyes but they won't last more than a few hours. People often cut back on the fluids before bed so they won't have to get up to the bathroom. ...Read more

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Why does your eye move during sleep?

Why does your eye move during sleep?

Paradoxical Sleep: Rapid eye movement or rem sleep in adult humans typically occupies 20–25% of total sleep, about 90–120 minutes of a night's sleep. Rem sleep normally occurs close to morning. During a normal night of sleep, humans usually experience about four or five periods of rem sleep; they are quite short at the beginning of the night and longer toward the end; also called paradoxical sleep. ...Read more

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How do I sleep with a scratched eye?

How do I sleep with a scratched eye?

Corneal abrasion: If you meant corneal abrasion, you will feel less pain if your eyelids are closed and patched. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes turn red after sleeping 8 hours?

Why do my eyes turn red after sleeping 8 hours?

Simple to diagnose: While I can't be sure without examining you, a likely cause could be that your eyes are simply drying out while your sleeping.

Many people actually don't close their eyes completely when sleeping....Ask someone to check while you are sleeping.

There is another cause related to older corneas that get swollen with prolonged sleep, but this is a more complicated diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with contacts on damage your eye sight?

Can sleeping with contacts on damage your eye sight?

Sleeping in contacts: Although several lenses are fda approved for extended (overnight) wear I don't recommend it. As a corneal specialist I am referred many corneal ulcers and literally the majority of these are in patients that sleep in their contacts, many that are "obeying the rules" and not stretching the lens disposal guidelines. Your safest options? Take out extended wear lenses at night or switch to dailies. ...Read more

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What causes an infant to rub eyes at night when sleeping?

What causes an infant to rub eyes at night when sleeping?

Check bedroom: There may be something he's allergic to, such stuffed animals, quilt or pillow. ...Read more

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How to sleep when you have conjunctivitis crud in your eyes?

How to sleep when you have conjunctivitis crud in your eyes?

Eye discharge: If you have an active conjunctivitis, appropriate topical therapy (drops and/or ointment) should resolve this problem in a few days and sleeping will not be a problem. Then follow with good hygiene. ...Read more

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Aside from sleep, what do you do to remove dark circles under eyes?

Aside from sleep, what do you do to remove dark circles under eyes?

Cold compresses: Ice packs and cold compresses help, as do cosmetics containing carrot extract, or cammomile. Nothing really works very effectively. Pulsed laser treatments of the skin can sometimes improve the appearance. ...Read more

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A spider web just got into my eye. Will it be gone when after I sleep?

A spider web just got into my eye. Will it be gone when after I sleep?

A physical web?: If you got a portion of an actual web woven by a spider, it will be gone with the normal eye flushing activity. If the spider web is something that you notice from the interior of the eye, then you need to see an ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like something is poking my eye when I'm trying to sleep?

Why do I feel like something is poking my eye when I'm trying to sleep?

Dryness and erosions: Tear production is lower when we rest and sleep. Eye movement stops before we start dreaming and enter REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. If there is no lubrication between the lid and the eye, then you start to "sandpaper" your corneas when REM sleep begins. This can lead to painful corneal erosions that hurt and can actually wake you up. A lubricant gel before going to bed cn break this cycle. ...Read more

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My eye has shrunken + feels sandy when I go to sleep. What is goig on?

My eye has shrunken + feels sandy when I go to sleep. What is goig on?

Conjunctivitis?: It would be surprising if your eye has shrunk. Maybe you have swelling around the eye, making the eye seem smaller by comparison. Along with "sandy" feeling, you may have conjunctivitis, i.e. inflammation of the surface of the eye, eyelids, etc. Also called pink-eye. Most cases are not serious, but sometimes serious. See doctor if it lasts more than a week or immediately if any pain. ...Read more

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How much time do you have to get good sleep before sunken eyes go away?

How much time do you have to get good sleep before sunken eyes go away?

Until you no longer: Have a sleep deficit, if that's the problem. Most of us need 7-8 hrs of sleep/night. If ur overscheduled & feeling unrested when u awaken, ur not getting enough.

Always a good idea to also check w/ ur provider to make sure u don't have any vitamin/mineral deficiencies ur not aware of. Search "sleep hygiene" on the internet for good sleep habits.

Sweet dreams! ...Read more

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What causes a bright white light in my eye when closed and trying to sleep?

What causes a bright white light in my eye when closed and trying to sleep?

Could be serious: Depending on how long you have had this symptom, this can be bad. Retinal detachment, migraine, brain issues would be on my list. If it is chronic, I am not sure. You probably deserve an appointment with your doctor, ophthalmologist, or a neurologist. ...Read more

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My vision is white and blurry in one eye after sleeping in my Contacts help?

My vision is white and blurry in one eye after sleeping in my Contacts help?

Needs evaluation: The risk of sleeping in contacts is the development of a deposit of bacteria in the space between the lens and the front of your eye. This is increased with sleeping in the lens. If the vision is blurry, and the eye is red or painful, then you should see an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) right away. ...Read more

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What should I do if my eyes are irritated from sleeping with my contacts on?

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What should I do if my eyes are irritated from sleeping with my contacts on?

Contacts: First, take contacts off & soak in sterile lens solution if they are not disposable. Then, wash your eyes with sterile solution for eye irritation. Try glasses instead of contacts, until eyes heal. If not, consult an eye doc. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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