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Dr. Stevens, Ophthalmologist
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I woke up in the night with a quick short stabbing pain in

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I woke up in the night with a quick short stabbing pain in the left eye. Did not occur again until several hours later and then it was just one quick "stab" I have no blurring, or visual signs of anything. Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 8 years ago.

Hello there

There are a couple of things that come to mind. One is something called Recurrent Erosion Syndrome where an unhealthy surface layer on your cornea literally peels off while you are sleeping causing significant pain that improves within several hours. Second thing would be to make sure your eye pressure is OK. I suggest you get in with an ophthalmologist and have it investigated, Regards ***** *****