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I am having pains in my face at or near the bottom of the

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I am having pains in my face at or near the bottom of the eye socket or bone. I start out fine and then for no apparent reason this blinding pain hits. Then it slowly subsides. I mostly sit with my finger on the pain and wait and worry. No time for meds etc.
It happens mostly on the right side but never together.
66 year old female. Cataract surgery in both eyes but still wear glasses. Post polio, COPD/asthma.
What is it please. Should I tell a GO or eye Dr?
Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
This could be due to irritation of the nerve, which runs under your eyeball, and serves that area of your face.
Many things can upset this nerve, from sinus problems, viral infections, bone deformities etc....
I would recommend having your primary care MD take a look at you instead of an ophthalmologist.
Does this make sense to you?
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