Left eye pain: causes and symptoms

The eye pain It is difficult to explain and according to those who suffer it, it can be inside, behind or around. However, a very frequent pain is the pain in the left eye. Do you know why it occurs? On this note, the causes and symptoms of this pain and of the others associated with the affections in eyes and head.

Actually speaking of eye pain keep in mind that it can be unilateral or bilateral. In other words, you can experience pain in the right eye, pain in the left eye, and pain in both.

In some cases, such as when there is an eye injury, the cause of the pain is obvious. However, sometimes it is difficult to find out why you have this type of condition or discomfort.

To the suffer an eye and head pain, it is necessary to take into account that the degree of eye pain does not indicate the level of severity of the cause. That is, a relatively mild problem such as a superficial corneal abrasion can be very painful, while various other more serious eye disorders, such as cataracts, macular degeneration or glaucoma, can appear without causing any pain.

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Symptoms of eye pain

The eye pain may be accompanied by some others symptom, What:

  • A sharp, stabbing sensation
  • Burning sensation
  • Pulsations
  • A dull ache and a feeling that you have something in your eye.
  • Often times, eye pain is also accompanied by blurred vision, redness (red eyes), and sensitivity to light.
Eye pain can be due to multiple causes and each one will have its treatment.

Causes of eye pain

Pain in the left eye and head

It is associated with the existence of an untreated refraction problem; such as myopia, hyperopia and / or astigmatism. For its control and treatment, it is suggested to consult an eye doctor even if the pain is not frequent.

Headache and right eye or why does my right eye hurt?

This is related to a foreign body in the eye, an eye infection or an irritation or inflammation of the membrane that covers the surface of the eye.

Eye pain when moving or looking up

One of the causes of eye pain when moving them is glaucoma, a serious condition that can lead to long-term blindness. The most acute glaucoma is the one that can cause intense pain in the eyes that worsens when moving or rotating the eyes, so the visit to the specialist should be quick.

Eye pain is often accompanied by severe headaches.

Pain around the eye and cheekbone

This type of pain is generally a response to facial nerve problems, mild or acute infections, or other situations to consider. In most cases, the most common causes are: optic neurosis, infections of the tissues near the eye or blows or trauma.

Pain in the bone around the eye or pain behind the eye

The bone pain around the eye, also know as pain behind the eye, is a key symptom of ocular neuralgia. This can be generated due to a problem of fatigue or tiredness. As it is a benign condition, it usually does not have treatments other than an appropriate rest or the taking of some painkiller. In any case, it is always good to see a doctor if the pain persists.

Another cause of an eye bone pain is the growth of a stye. Although afterwards the bone will stop hurting, inflammation of the eyelid and surroundings may be the first symptom.

Eye pain and dry eyes

On the other hand, many times the cause of eye pain is the eye dryness, very common today due to exposure to screens such as computers or cell phones. Sometimes dry eyes can lead to corneal abrasion, because there are not enough tears on the surface of the eye to keep the cornea wet and slippery.

Generally, the use of lubricating eye drops significantly improves dryness and pain. If after applying drops the pain persists, it is suggested to consult with the ophthalmologist to find the cause.

Other causes of interior pain, both left, right or both, are:


-Eye infections.

-Iritis (anterior uveitis), which is inflammation of the iris.

-Discomfort with contact lenses.

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Do you know any other symptoms or causes? You can tell us in the comments.

Sources: oftalvist, clinicabaviera, wikipedia, mayoclinic, all about vision.