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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 (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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What are the possible causes of sudden, stabbing eye pain?

What are the possible causes of sudden, stabbing eye pain?

Trauma: Trauma, burns, foreign body, extreme dryness, poorly adherent surface cells. ...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

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What could cause eye pain?

What could cause eye pain?

Many causes: Anything that irritates the ocular surface, anything that refers pain in or around the eyes, straining, inflammation, infection, neoplastic, neuropathies, allergic, high pressure, radiation, trauma, etc. ...Read more

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What causes sandy eye pain?

What causes sandy eye pain?

Dryness or fb: Dryness causes sandy feeling. This is releived by non preserved eye drops or punctal plugs. Occasionally a foreign body may cause this sandy feeling and has to be removed. ...Read more

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What causes eye pain in children?

What causes eye pain in children?

Many causes: Look for associations or recent injury. If doesn't go away and can't be flushed out, then should be checked out. If very young, may need conscious sedation or even an exam under anesthesia. ...Read more

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What are some causes of eye pain?

What are some causes of eye pain?

Many: Inflammation, trauma, infection. Common maladies include conjunctivitis, corneal abrasion, uveitis, foreign body in the eye. Cheers! ...Read more

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What are common causes of eye pain?

What are common causes of eye pain?

Eye pain: Pain is not common and should be seen by an ophthalmologist to ascertain the reason for it. Glaucoma, dry eyes, inflammation, infection are a few of the serious causes of eye pain. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of eye pain?

What could be the cause of eye pain?

Several: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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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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What could cause eye pain from watching fireworks?

What could cause eye pain from watching fireworks?

Not likely: Unless the fireworks were exploding in very close range and you got debris in your eyes, your pain is unrelated to the fireworks. I would look for other causes. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of eye pain/swelling/tearing?

See an eye doctor: Pain and swelling are hallmarks of inflammation. It is difficult to differentiate inflammation from eye infections (which are potentially blinding). See an eye doctor immediately. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to treat. ...Read more

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What could cause severe eye pain after my daughter coughs?

Increased pressure: Coughing elevates pressure in the body temporarily. However, if the eye pain persists or occurs every time she coughs, she should see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having reoccuring eye pain and redness, what could be causes?

I'm having reoccuring eye pain and redness, what could be causes?

From: Internal eye pressure issues, to inflammatory eye conditions to viral or bacterial infections, you only have 2, go and have them checked by ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What cause eye pain in left eye sharp 1:00 or:30 minutes long and it wakes me?

What cause eye pain in left eye sharp 1:00 or:30 minutes long and it wakes me?

New Condition?: I see that you suffer from HYPERthyroidism and have a history of headaches. Either one of those problems are GREAT reasons to suffer eye pains. Other causes would include problems within the eye itself having to do either with retinal pathologies or sudden pressure changes in the eye such as acute glaucoma. Bottom line is that you could use an ophthalmological exam to start with maybe neurology ...Read more

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Occasional very mild headache on right side and frequent eye pain on right side causes?

Cluster vs migraines: It could be cluster of migraines, either could present this way. They both would be more severe than mild normally. Any sinus issues? That could also be a cause. If you start noticing vision changes in that eye, than consult a physician as this could be more serious. Discuss with your physician what medications you can take to break these headaches and the pain on right. Last eye exam? Important. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eye pain mostly in the right eye when looking up or to the sides?

What are the causes of eye pain mostly in the right eye when looking up or to the sides?

Needs exam: This can be from something as severe as opti neuritis to something less severe such as keratitis. Only a thorough exam can one make the diagnosis. See your ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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What could cause occasional stabbing pain in R eye when looking far right? Pain only lasts seconds.

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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Woked up with right eye pain and now I have radiating paing around. What can cause be? Is radiating associated to eye pain?

Woked up with right eye pain and now I have radiating paing around. What can cause be? Is radiating associated to eye pain?

See an eye doctor: And do this asap. Do not delay on anything affecting the eye because things can go from bad to worse very quickly. See an ophthalmologist, not an optometrist. Hope this clears quickly. ...Read more

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Who do you see for eye pain that also causes your eye to be itchy and the only thing that eases the pain in by rubbing or closing your eyes?

Who do you see for eye pain that also causes your eye to be itchy and the only thing that eases the pain in by rubbing or closing your eyes?

OD or MD: An optometrist or ophthalmologist is qualified to evaluate these symptoms. These symptoms most likely are related to dry eyes or allergies. If the optometrist evaluates and does not feel comfortable treating, he/she will refer to an ophthalmologist (md) for further evaluation. Try artificial tears or allergy drops, both available otc to see if this helps. ...Read more

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What is the cause for daily eye pain in one eye in the evening time? I had my eyes check twice and nothing found. Eye gets watery at times.

What is the cause for daily eye pain in one eye in the evening time? I had my eyes check twice and nothing found. Eye gets watery at times.

Sounds like Dry eyes: Dry eyes are an often the culprit of many symptoms in the eye which can include burning, stinging, tearing, foreign body sensation, tiredness, heaviness, blurred vision and eye pain. You can have some or all of the symptoms or even none of the symptoms and have dry eye. I would suggest starting with using over-the-counter artificial tears and a warm compress on the eye to see if that helps. ...Read more

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What causes eye pain using the computer?

What causes eye pain using the computer?

Dry eye: Dry eye is very common. I would try artificial tears frequently during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses 1-2 times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes for nausea, eye pain?

Can be lots; see MD: Can be sinus related, but. .. Can also be inflammatory, glaucoma, other eye issues, clot, tumor masses, and other causes. See md. ...Read more

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What can cause eye pain?

What can cause eye pain?

Many things: Many things. Some related to the eye. Some with referred pain to the eye. See eye doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of recurrent eye pain?

What are some common causes of recurrent eye pain?

Many possible: Depending on the nature, severity, location and frequency of the ocular pain, there are many possible causes. Some of the more likely causes include dry eye syndrome, sinus disease, iritis, blepharitis, recurrent corneal erosion, misdirected eyelashes, among many others. See your ophthalmologist to help sort it out, preferably when you are actually having the pain. ...Read more

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What can cause random eye pain in the middle of the night?

What can cause random eye pain in the middle of the night?

Typical symptoms: This is the usual scenario for corneal erosion. This is when this surface layers of the cornea slough off it attachments. People usually are awakened by pain. You need to have your eyes examined to see if you ar at risk of this as the cause of your eye pain at
night. One less severe thing that can cause some pain is dryness. Try using some lubricating eye drops at night, refresh or systane. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the cause of recurrent eye pain. What would I have to do?

I want to know what's the cause of recurrent eye pain. What would I have to do?

Sinus: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more