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I sometimes get an ice-pick like pain in my right eye and have trouble seeing straight ahead when that happens?

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Dr. Harold Ballitch
Ophthalmology

In brief: Ophthalmodynia fugax

Although your symptoms are highly suggestive of a benign condition called ophthalmodynia fugax, you should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist.

In brief: Ophthalmodynia fugax

Although your symptoms are highly suggestive of a benign condition called ophthalmodynia fugax, you should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Harold Ballitch
Dr. Harold Ballitch
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Sounds troubling

Sudden loss of vision caused by blood vessel occlusions, called amaurosis fugax, is a serious issue, and can presage a stroke.
Sharp eye pain can also be part of cluster and migraine headaches, or could be a neuralgia of teh vth cranial nerve called tic doloreux. You need to visit a neurologist asap to distinguish these!

In brief: Sounds troubling

Sudden loss of vision caused by blood vessel occlusions, called amaurosis fugax, is a serious issue, and can presage a stroke.
Sharp eye pain can also be part of cluster and migraine headaches, or could be a neuralgia of teh vth cranial nerve called tic doloreux. You need to visit a neurologist asap to distinguish these!
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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