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Right eye area hurts subtly

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: May 17, 2021 6:42 PM
Anonymous 13 months

hi, a sudden discomfort around my right eye area, when i shut my eye tightly it hurts like a headache, no blurry vision, just a subtly aching sensation around my right eye area. is it because i’m facing my laptop for a long time or is it a sign of PMS? thank u

Dr Sashini Seeni 13 months
General Practitioner


Thank you for your question. I understand your worries regarding your condition.

Eye pain is common, but it’s rarely a symptom of a serious condition. Most often, the pain resolves without medicine or treatment. Eye pain is also known as ophthalmalgia.

Depending on where you experience the discomfort, eye pain can fall into one of two categories: Ocular pain occurs on the eye’s surface, and orbital pain occurs within the eye.

Eye pain that occurs on the surface may be a scratching, burning, or itching sensation. Surface pain is usually caused by irritation from a foreign object, infection, or trauma. Often, this type of eye pain is easily treated with eye drops or rest.

Eye pain that occurs deeper within the eye may feel aching, gritty, stabbing, or throbbing. This kind of eye pain may require more in-depth treatment.

For your information, straining of the eye due to prolonged staring at screens/laptop/phone can cause red eyes. You might be able to prevent the occurence of eye strain by resting your eyes once in awhile. Eyes discomfort and painful can be caused by certain problems such as:

  • Dry eyes
  • Subconjunctival bleeding
  • Conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctival layer)
  • Episcleritis (inflammation of the lining of the episclera)
  • Acute glaucoma
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Uveitis

Having vision problems? No need to worry no more!

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. If you have any more enquiries, you can click on the link ( DoctorOnCall ) and speak to our doctors in private and get the consultation you need on the phone. Thank you.


Last Updated: Mon May 17 2021 18:42:45 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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