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What can cause a very occassional sharp pain in one eye?

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What can cause a very occassional sharp pain in one eye?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 4 years ago.

Dr. Susan :

Are you available to chat?

Customer:

yes

Dr. Susan :

How often does this pain occur?

Customer:

Every couple of days. every once in a while twice in a day

Dr. Susan :

other than this pain, do you experience any other symptoms?

Customer:

no

Dr. Susan :

The most likely cause of this intermittent stabbing pain is dry eyes!

Dr. Susan :

Are you on the computer a lot?

Customer:

Not too much, maybe a couple of hours a day.

Dr. Susan :

How old are you?

Customer:

61

Dr. Susan :

Female? Male?

Customer:

male

Dr. Susan :

are you on any medication?

Customer:

yes- actos- lipitor- purple pill for relux-and a couple I can't remember name of.

Dr. Susan :

ok- many medications can cause dry eye syndrome as a side effect, especially antihypertensives, antidepression medications, and some statins.

Customer:

Thanks

Dr. Susan :

if it does not feel like a muscular cramp, a twitching- it is most likely dry eye

Dr. Susan :

the treatment is easy...use artificial tear 3-4 times a day (not visine)

Dr. Susan :

hopefully your symptoms will resolves after a few days of using the drops

Customer:

I'll try that thanks

Dr. Susan :

Wishing you good ocular health!

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