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Eye Pain

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What causes eye pain?

Eye pain may be caused by a problem within your eye. A problem or condition in another body area can also cause pain that travels to your eye. Eye pain may be caused by any of the following:

How is the cause of eye pain diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will examine your eyes and ask when your pain began. He or she will also ask if you have other symptoms, such as sensitivity to light. Tell him or her if you ever had eye surgery or an eye injury. Tell him or her if you wear glasses or contact lenses. Also tell him or her the names of medicines you take, and if you have allergies or health conditions. You may need the following tests:

How is eye pain treated?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

When should I seek immediate care or call 911?

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