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Pain

What should I do if I have pain in my eye?

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  • ALouis B. Cantor, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology
    Pain around the eye is not normal. While many of the causes of nonspecific pain around the eye may not be dangerous or harmful, a more serious condition could exist. It is important to seek an eye exam if you notice pain in or around an eye that does not resolve in a short period of time. Redness or blurred vision associated with the pain may be more suggestive of a problem requiring treatment, though these symptoms may not be present.
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