Pain in the eye may be described as a burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing sensation in or around the eye. It may also feel as if there is a foreign body in the eye.
A wide variety of disorders can cause pain in or around the eye. If the pain is persistent, severe, or associated with decreased vision, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the problems that can cause eye pain are:
Stye (hordeolum) / inflammation of the upper and lower lids
Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
Contact lens complications
Corneal problems (infection or injury such as a corneal abrasion)
Uveitis (inflammation inside the eye)
Viral infections such as the flu
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