Can I die from eye pain if I ignore it?

Rare. Eye pain can be a clue to severe illness in other parts of the body that might be deadly - but not many. Eye pain can occur from many causes. You need to be concerned if the eye is red, if it hurts to move the eye, if the vision is diminished, or the eye is light sensitive. If the cause is not obvious and the pain persistent, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation.