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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

Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Pain in the eye (that is not due to injury) may be described as a burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing sensation in or around the eye. It may also feel as if there is a foreign ...Read more


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Have had sharp eye pain that comes & goes - on the outer side usually; lasts for a few minutes & feels better w/ rest. Sometimes w/ headache. Causes?

Have had sharp eye pain that comes & goes - on the outer side usually; lasts for a few minutes & feels better w/ rest. Sometimes w/ headache. Causes?

Consider dry eyes: Rest covers your lids and always feel better. You need to see your eye doctor and have them do a test to see if you have exposure issues. Always use moist warm compresses for better lubrication to coat your eyes with natural oils from your eyelid's meibomian glands. Also using lubricating drops and ointment at night helps. Get it checked out! ...Read more

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Can sinus infections cause sharp eye pain and sharp head pain?

Can sinus infections cause sharp eye pain and sharp head pain?

Yes it can: Often times chronic sinusitis can produce pain around or behind the eyes. In advanced conditions the infection can spread to the retro orbital structures which could lead to orbital cellulitis that could be vision threatening ...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 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 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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