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Common Eye Symptoms - Eye Pain

Pain in the eye may be described as a burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing sensation in or around the eye. It may also feel as if there is a foreign body in the eye.

A wide variety of disorders can cause pain in or around the eye. If the pain is persistent, severe, or associated with decreased vision, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the problems that can cause eye pain are:

-Stye (hordeolum) / inflammation of the upper and lower lids

-Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

-Contact lens complications

-Corneal problems (infection or injury such as a corneal abrasion)

-Sudden glaucoma

-Uveitis (inflammation inside the eye)

-Migraine headaches

-Sinus problems

-Viral infections such as the flu

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