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Why does my lower eyelid hurt when I blink??

By August 27, 2009 - 3:56pm
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When I woke up yesterday morning I noticed that everytime I blinked my lower eyelid felt sore on my left eye. It feels as though there's a bruise there but on the inside. Today it feels a little worse. The inside of the eyelid looks a little red but nothing major. What is this?

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I have had pain in my left eye for three weeks. worse when i blink or close my eye tightly. After multiple blood tests, CT scan of orbit, CT scan of sinuses, two appts. with ophthalmologist , my family doc
and ENT specialist, everything is negative and the pain is the same. Never worse than a 4 out of 10. Sometimes a 1 or 2. now they think it may be a weird presentation of trigeminal neuralgia. It hasn't gotten worse (or better), and my vision isn't effected. guess I will just ride it out.

September 21, 2016 - 9:48am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hi. I had eyelid pain and eye orbit pain when i blink. My vitamin D deficiency was very low. I have started taking meds for vitamin D and vitamin b12 and i have improved a lot better now though i have not completely pain free. You could also check out your vitamin levels and migraine possiblity aswell.

October 14, 2016 - 10:44pm
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I just had the same thing I let it go for a week thinking it would heal on its own but it got worse it hurt when I blinked and it was on my lower lid it got so bad that it looked like someone punched me in the eye it started to bruise what u have to do is do hot compression 10 to 15 times a day for 15 min everytime keeping the rag warm everytime and push up and go to the eye doctors asap they will put u on antibiotics a cream for your eye for 7 days it's a bacterial infection caused by dust touching money bad contacts which was my case touching a door knob etc. Always keep your hands clean and don't touch it then touch someone else it is contagious

February 16, 2016 - 5:46pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

yeah my eye is hurting too it hurts to blink and it looks like someone hit me in my eye. im scared i dont know what i did to it can someone help me please

June 30, 2016 - 1:10pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

We cannot say what is going on - you may have to see a doctor.


June 30, 2016 - 1:36pm
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Wow thanks, Susan.

October 13, 2016 - 9:07pm
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I have the same thing ! My lower lid feels as if I have a bruise ,hurts Everytime I blink! Also my eye feels somewhat sore or kind of a burning feeling ..help?

July 17, 2015 - 6:45pm
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When in doubt, go to you're eye doctor.

June 13, 2015 - 4:19am

Same with my eye. I did some research on it. It said that it could be a result from a lack of sleep. Or, it could be because of allergies. Also, it could just be a stye.

June 6, 2015 - 9:02am
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Anonymous (reply to I_Am_Not_Human)

I haven't been sleeping very well recently. Not only have I been stressed about exams and a theatre show that I am doing soon but I am waking up 3+ times in the middle of the night -for example,now. I have also done some research but people have been saying that they woke up like this but I just felt pain out of the blue when leaving a restaurant. I tried all of the suggested heals but none of them work so I am going to the doctor as it now makes me cry in this eye when I blink. Another strange thing is the fact that every comment on this page and others say that it's in the left eye like me

June 30, 2016 - 5:59pm
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