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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

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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 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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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

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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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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

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For 1 year swelling, very red and very watery eyes with stabbing pain in left eye, sweating and skin flaking on face and scalp, low grade fever. ?

For 1 year swelling, very red and very  watery eyes with stabbing pain in left eye, sweating and skin flaking on face and scalp, low grade fever. ?

You need: You need to see an ophthalmologist for your eye and a dermatologist for your skin. You probably have rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis. Your eye problem is most important because you could lose your eye sight. ...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