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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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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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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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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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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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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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Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear.. It stings for a couple of seconds.. Its been hapenning since this morning.. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear.. It stings for a couple of seconds.. Its been hapenning since this morning.. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

SUNCT: Rare Short-lasting Unilateral Neuralgiform headache attacks with Conjunctival injection and Tearing. It is is a primary headache predominant in males and respond to indomethacin. See your PCP for evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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21 year old female with sharp stabbing pain right above my left ear out of nowhere and it goes into my left eye. Had a subdural hematoma on my right side of my head 4 years ago.

21 year old female with sharp stabbing pain right above my left ear out of nowhere and it goes into my left eye. Had a subdural hematoma on my right side of my head 4 years ago.

Get checked: Given your history seeing your doctor immediately or going to an urgent care is needed. Hydrate well and make sure blood test are done to figure out if there is a clotting defect. Check your blood pressure and get a through eye and neurological exam ! ...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