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Why do my eyes hurt when i wake up?

Why do my eyes hurt when i wake up?

Many reasons: There are many possible reasons why you might have eye pain upon waking. The most common is from a form of dry eyes called meibomitis. It is essentially an oil gland that produces poor quality oils that irritate the eyes when you are sleeping. You really need to see an eye md to determine the exact cause of your eye pain. ...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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Why does my eyes hurt when I wake up?

Why does my eyes hurt when I wake up?

Recurrent erosion: Multiple causes but a classic cause is a condition known as recurrent erosion syndrome. It can also be from run of mill dry eyes. ...Read more

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When i wake up why do my eyes hurt a lot?

When i wake up why do my eyes hurt a lot?

Dryness: When you sleep, you do not blink. Blinking helps keep the eyes lubricated and people that have dry eye, have a hard time when getting up in the morning due to dryness. Try an over the counter tear gel at bed time and regular artificial tears during the day. ...Read more

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Hi, my eyes hurt very much everyday i wake up, do you have any recommendation?

Hi, my eyes hurt very much everyday i wake up, do you have any recommendation?

Eye pain: Please let your parents know so that this can be assessed. Can't diagnose the cause of this pain with available information. ...Read more

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For the past couple weeks, every day when I wake up my eyes hurt really bad... Especially when I open them... ?

For the past couple weeks, every day when I wake up my eyes hurt really bad... Especially when I open them...  ?

Dry eye or...: recurrent erosion syndrome. You should go see an eye doctor and preferably a specialist in cornea to check. This is easily treated. ...Read more

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My mom wakes up some days feeling her head is heavy and when ever she puts her head down her head and eyes hurt.This happens between every 3 days.Why?

My mom wakes up some days feeling her head is heavy and when ever she puts her head down her head and eyes hurt.This happens between every 3 days.Why?

Sinus pressure?: This symptom is consistent with sinus congestion or pressure, as it can be sensitive to head position. Since there are sinuses all around the eyes and orbits, this might seem like aching from the eyes or behind the eyes. Cervical spine problems can also cause referred pain to the ocular area. There are eye conditions that could cause this, but they usually are not so intermittent. ...Read more

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I wake up with a headache feels like im going to pass out always tired what could it be feel lightheaded all the time my eyes hurt no one knows why?

I wake up with a headache feels like im going to pass out always tired what could it be feel lightheaded all the time my eyes hurt no one knows why?

AnswersAreWithin You: but this does not mean others, regardless of training, have much insight into either the issues or effectively helping you. As embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, complex controls of physiology & symptoms are beyond the view of most, including physicians, psychologists & psychiatrists who focus on the superficial. Suggest study works of Helen Flanders Dunbar, Richard Bach & memories within. ...Read more

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I wake up with a huge headache. Eyes hurt blurred vision. For the whole day. Also been feeling lathargic. Any ideas?

I wake up with a huge headache. Eyes hurt blurred vision. For the whole day. Also been feeling lathargic. Any ideas?

See MD: Your symptoms are concerning enough that you need to see an md for proper evaluation. You may also need to see an eye md. Many things can cause headache, blurred vision, and lethargy. Many of the causes can be quite serious. ...Read more

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I have eye pain, and looks like blood vessels have burst in my eyes, right when i wake up in the morning and later on it dosnt hurt. What is this?

I have eye pain, and looks like blood vessels have burst in my eyes, right  when i wake up in the morning and later on it dosnt hurt. What is this?

Subconjunctival heme: A subconjunctival hemorrhage, depending on its size, can take up to 3 weeks or more to resolve. As long as it is improving and your vision is not affected, and you are not experiencing significant pain, you can just follow it along. You may use some artificial tears for some slight irritation. You probably had rubbed your eye during sleep, which stretched and broke a blood vessel. ...Read more

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Hi I have been having eye pain when I wake up in the morning it's only when I look up and down its only hurts for about a hour and it feels like was

Eye pain: Eye discomfort only upon awakening in the morning suggests that dryness may be the cause. Ask your pharmacist to recommend eye ointment for use at bedtime to prevent dryness from developing overnight. If symptoms persist or worsen consult an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt in the sunlight?

Why do my eyes hurt in the sunlight?

The sun is strong: Sunlight is modified by a number of reflexes to minimize damage to the eyes. If you have a sudden, and new sensitivity to sunlight, then there could be inflammation of the surface of the eye or inside. If this is true, then see your ophthalmologist to determine if your eyes are fine. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt whenever i watch tv?

Why do my eyes hurt whenever i watch tv?

Dry eye/strain: Dry eye or eye strain can cause discomfort. Try using artificial tears to help lubricate the eye and see if that helps. You may also want to have your vision checked to see if glasses could help. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt in the morning and become difficult to open?

Why do my eyes hurt in the morning and become difficult to open?

Dry eye: this may be a manifestation of a dry eye disorder. Your ophthalmologist can address this issue. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt when I look into a bright light?

Why do my eyes hurt when I look into a bright light?

Protective reflex: The only source of bright light while eyes were evolving was the sun. Staring into the sun could cause a burn of the light reception and permanent damage. So the eye has evolved to avoid such an exposure. The eye does not "know" whether it is sunlight or bright artificial light so it reacts with pain and avoidance when a light is centered on the eye. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt after I put on contacts? Am I doing something wrong?

Why do my eyes hurt after I put on contacts?  Am I doing something wrong?

Possible misfit.: If your eyes hurt after placing contacts on it could be that they have been misfit for the shape of your cornea. This is especially likely if the eyes hurt immediately after placing them on and they keep hurting. If the eyes are initially comfortable and then hurt later on, it could be that you have dry eyes and your lenses are not permitting enough oxygen to get to the cornea. Tears might help. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt at the corner when I woke up in the morning today? Red at the corner.

Why do my eyes hurt at the corner when I woke up in the morning today? Red at the corner.

Probably dry eyes: Try artificial tears to help your eyes stay lubricated as a start. You can use an artificial tear ointment at bedtime. See an eye doctor that can recommend more advanced treatment if the artificial tears don't help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes hurt and get dark circles after I eat?

Why do my eyes hurt and get dark circles after I eat?

Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. If your treatments are not working then seeing an allergist for definitive treatment should be your next step. ...Read more