WHY DOES MY EYE HURT?
As asked to Dr. Craig Miller via Quora
Eye pain, eye strain, or a sharp pain in the eye are all necessary reasons to be seen by the Doctors at Eye Columbus as soon as possible.
Eye pain can be defined as either Ocular Pain, pain in the eyes, or Orbital Pain, around the eyes.
Common causes for pain in the eyes, or ocular pain are:
Corneal Abrasion - scratch on the front of your eye
Keratitis - inflammation of the cornea typically seen in contact lens wearers.
Conjuctivitis - an uncomfortable red eye
Foreign Body - a piece of metal, wood, or even an eye lash
Iritis or Uveitis - inflammation inside your eye
Orbital pain around the eyes can be associated with:
Eyestrain or Digital Eye Fatigue
Stye or Hordeolum of the eyelid
Orbital Trauma - commonly blunt trauma around the eye
Angle Closure - a very increased rise to ones eye pressure can be very painful
Ocular Ischemic Syndrome
Sinusitus - a common sinus infection may cause pain around the eyes
If you experience any eye pain, call your Eye Columbus location immediately.