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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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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 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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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 most professionals, who tend to focus on quick & 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 does my eyes hurt when I'm tired?

Why does my eyes hurt when I'm tired?

Dry eyes: When you are tired, you tend to blink less, especially if staring at a computer or the t.V. Try using artificial tears before you get tired, and after. This should help. Ey. ...Read more

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Why does my eyes hurt when I look out the corners of my eyes? And its makeing my head hurt?

Why does my eyes hurt when I look out the corners of my eyes? And its makeing my head hurt?

Muscle strain: You're likely just straining your eye muscles which is a common cause of headache. Get an eye exam if it's been more than a couple of years. Get reasonable sleep (6-8 hrs), eat regular meals, get some daily exercise. Medically limit yourself to advil or Aleve (naproxen) and head/neck/facial massage. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt when I turn them side to side and I wear glasses to see far, Why does my eyes hurt?

Eye acke: What is your age, For how long you had the symptoms.
How severe is the pain, is present all the time on looking to the side?
Did you weared contact lenses?
Have you seen a physician?

You will require an ophthalmologist, have the eye pressure checked, have an MRI of the orbits done. ...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 is it my eyes hurt when I woke up?

Why is it my eyes hurt when I woke up?

Could be dryness: Try artificial tears which can be found over the counter. If you have severe pain, you could be getting recurrent erosions. An ophthalmologist will be able to determine what is going on. ...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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What to do if my eyes hurt I need help now?

What to do if my eyes hurt I need help now?

Depends: Is the pain from the eye or from the eyelids? Does it hurt to move the eye? Is the vision disturbed? Have you had an attack like this in the past? You would do well to see an eye doctor --- but in a hurry if the vision is down or the eye is very red. ...Read more

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Help please! Could colds make your eyes hurt?

Possibly: Some uri-"cold" can have a secondary keratoconjunctivits associated with them. If so, see your doc. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt when I go outside, what should I do?

My eyes hurt when I go outside, what should I do?

Ocular surface: Dryness in a healthy young person without other known ocular disease usually is due to dry eyes. Again, this is if there is no other ocular disease process ongoing. Try using lubricating eye drops to minimize any surface dryness leading to blurred vision. If this does not help then a good exam with a refraction for spectacles will be necessary. ...Read more

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Could shining a flashlight in someones eyes, hurt them?

Doubtful: Transient photopsia's of standard flashlight beams should cause no permanent damage with brief exposure. Never point any laser type light into someones eyes. ...Read more

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The back of my eyes hurt when I move them. What is going on?

See an eye doctor: The most common cause of pain on eye movement is atypical headache, which is often relieved with Ibuprofen or aspirin. Less common, but more concerning, is a condition called retrobulbar optic neuritis, which typically affects women in their 40s, and is often associated with vision changes as well. I strongly recommend you see an eye doctor as soon as possible to rule this out. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my eyes hurt with bright lights, help!?

What do you suggest if my eyes hurt with bright lights, help!?

Eye exam: You need and exam. If this is new, it could be inflammation in the eye, infection, Dry eyes, side effects from medication, cataracts, many more. If you were born this way and have always been sensitive, quality sunglasses or tint may 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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Could use expert help with why my eyes hurt when I move them around?

Could use expert help with why my eyes hurt when I move them around?

Dry eye syndrome: Adequate tears are necessary to lubricate the top layer of the cornea, the clear dome over the fron of your eye and the conjunctiva, the "skin" over your eye ball. When they are insufficient, small defects can occur in the top layer, exposung nerves underneath- and this causes discomfort, sandy or gritty feeling and pain. Winter and indoor heating is probably making this worse. ...Read more