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Can glaucoma cause pain behind left eye?

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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

There are many types of glaucoma, and yes potentially, if the pressure is very high, you could have pain (among other things, like nausea and vomiting).
But there are many more non glaucoma diseases that could cause pain, whether its your right eye or the left eye, likr dry eyes...

In brief: Depends

There are many types of glaucoma, and yes potentially, if the pressure is very high, you could have pain (among other things, like nausea and vomiting).
But there are many more non glaucoma diseases that could cause pain, whether its your right eye or the left eye, likr dry eyes...
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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Dr. Constance Okeke
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

There are several types of glaucoma: most common in the US is open angle the glaucoma, and it doesn't typically have symptoms of pain.
However if the eye pressure suddenly rises , pain could be a symptom. Pain happens more often in acute angle closure glaucoma which is less commonly found in the US. Pain in the eye can come from many sources so I would recommend being seen.

In brief: Possibly

There are several types of glaucoma: most common in the US is open angle the glaucoma, and it doesn't typically have symptoms of pain.
However if the eye pressure suddenly rises , pain could be a symptom. Pain happens more often in acute angle closure glaucoma which is less commonly found in the US. Pain in the eye can come from many sources so I would recommend being seen.
Dr. Constance Okeke
Dr. Constance Okeke
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Dr. ROBERT RHOADES
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Pain in and around eye may be a symptom of glaucoma.

In brief: Yes

Pain in and around eye may be a symptom of glaucoma.
Dr. ROBERT RHOADES
Dr. ROBERT RHOADES
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