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How can you tell difference between migraine pain in eye and abnormality in eye causing pain?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: You may not
Although the eye is very sensitive to pain, the quality of the pain often does not tell us much about its cause.
Classically, people with migraines may get throbbing headaches around the eye, but it is unusual for the eye itself to experience pain. Likewise, inflammation and injury to the eye can cause pain that may feel like a headache. Any severe pain should be evalauated immediately.

In brief: You may not
Although the eye is very sensitive to pain, the quality of the pain often does not tell us much about its cause.
Classically, people with migraines may get throbbing headaches around the eye, but it is unusual for the eye itself to experience pain. Likewise, inflammation and injury to the eye can cause pain that may feel like a headache. Any severe pain should be evalauated immediately.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Edward Meier
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: See your eye doctor
It can be difficult to tell the difference between migraine pain and pain coming from the eye.
Usually migraine pain will get better in several hours while pain from the eye is persistent. Severe sinus congestion is also "felt" in the eye. When in doubt it is always better to see an ophthalmologist to be sure.

In brief: See your eye doctor
It can be difficult to tell the difference between migraine pain and pain coming from the eye.
Usually migraine pain will get better in several hours while pain from the eye is persistent. Severe sinus congestion is also "felt" in the eye. When in doubt it is always better to see an ophthalmologist to be sure.
Dr. Edward Meier
Dr. Edward Meier
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Dr. Claudio Contreras
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Eye examination
To distinguish between eye pain that is due to eye disease or referred pain from some other illness requires a complete eye examination.

In brief: Eye examination
To distinguish between eye pain that is due to eye disease or referred pain from some other illness requires a complete eye examination.
Dr. Claudio Contreras
Dr. Claudio Contreras
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