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Eye pain is not normal and should always be checked by your eye care professional. It is especially urgent if the pain comes with any of the following symptoms:
The location of the eye pain is a prime indicator of what the trouble might be. For instance, pain that feels like it is coming from within the eye or from the surface of the eye (the cornea), could indicate the following problems:
Any direct injury to the eye, such as being scratched by an animal, should be handled immediately by an eye care professional.
Eye pain coming from behind your eyes can often be attributed to either migraines or sinus pressure/infection. Although neither of these conditions are medical emergencies, they do need to be addressed, particularly if they are severe and recurring.
Pain emanating from around the eyes can signal any of the following:
Contact your eye care provider immediately if you are experiencing eye pain. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can save your sight.