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Someone put a great deal of pressure on my friends eye during a fight and she said it hurts behind the eye, what does this mean/what should she do?

Uveitis: Injury to the eye an cause inflammation in the front, anterior uveitis and sometimes the back if the eye? Posterior uveitis. Untreated anterior uveitis will result in potentially blinding cataracts (clouding of the lens through which light must past and be focused) and glaucoma (high pressure in the eye). Your friend needs to be under a doctors care. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you go in for an exam and the doctor says there is more black then white behind the eye and sends you to another doctor?

What does it mean when you go in for an exam and the doctor says there is more black then white behind the eye and sends you to another doctor?

Need to ask more ?'s: I would not had left that Dr. office without some sort of explanation from the Dr. You deserve as much!!!! ...Read more

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I have bad eyes; -975, must wear my glasses for 10 days b4 cataract surgery instead of rgp contacts. Now I have headache & pain behind the eye.

I have bad eyes; -975, must wear my glasses for 10 days b4 cataract surgery instead of rgp contacts. Now I have headache & pain behind the eye.

Bad vision: I suspect you are having a headache due to your poor vision and now being without your contacts. You should report these symptoms to your eye doctor to make sure they agree and are not concerned. Good luck with your procedure. ...Read more

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What could pressure behind the eye and trouble seeing be ?

What could pressure behind the eye and trouble seeing be ?

Depends on other: Symptoms and the duration of symptoms but consider things like sinus infections, tumors, optic nerve or muscle issues etc. I would have your doctor examine you to figure out the right cause. ...Read more

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What could cause bleeding behind the eye?

What could cause bleeding behind the eye?

Do you mean back?: The most common bleeding in the back of the eye (at the retina) is due to diabetes and vascular anomalies. This can be more likely if blood thinners are in the mix. Less common conditions are parasitic infections and some inherited conditions. Trauma of course is also common. If you truly mean 'behind' the eye ball, then this rare event is usually traumatic or do to blood vessel disease. ...Read more

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