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Sharp pain behind eyeball.. Happens regularly.. Similar to a brainfreeze but on the back of the eye?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
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In brief: Eye pain

Sharp pain behind the eyeball can be due to many different issues.
Dry eye and any cause of eye surface irritation can produce the symptoms you describe. Certain types of headaches (such as ice pick and cluster) could also be the cause. See an eye doctor.

In brief: Eye pain

Sharp pain behind the eyeball can be due to many different issues.
Dry eye and any cause of eye surface irritation can produce the symptoms you describe. Certain types of headaches (such as ice pick and cluster) could also be the cause. See an eye doctor.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology
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In brief: A few possibilities

I've had patients come to me with that exact story, and in the end it was different things causing the pain.
Some types of eye or orbit inflammation can cause this, as well as some types of headache. For any pain that is happening regularly, as you describe, i strongly recommend seeing your local ophthalmologist for a complete exam to rule out any serious problem.

In brief: A few possibilities

I've had patients come to me with that exact story, and in the end it was different things causing the pain.
Some types of eye or orbit inflammation can cause this, as well as some types of headache. For any pain that is happening regularly, as you describe, i strongly recommend seeing your local ophthalmologist for a complete exam to rule out any serious problem.
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
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