| | Strange and spontaneous eyelid pain
Yesterday morning I noticed a pain in my left eye when I woke up and rubbed my eyes. I noticed it again when I showered and rubbed my eyes. If I didn't rub my eyes (yesterday) I otherwise wouldn't have noticed the pain. Today, however, the eye was much worse when I woke up. It hurt immediately upon waking, and is extremely painful when I blink. Looking at it you can't tell that there is anything wrong. I can tell that my eyelid is very slightly swollen, but no one else can; it is just barely swollen. It is not red, and there are no external signs of irritation. My left eye looks just like my right eye, except for this very very mild swelling.
I can't tell if the vision in that eye is impaired or not, as I don't often try to read with just the one eye. I can read this text with just the sore (left) eye, but it is blurry. This text is clear and sharp with my right eye.
So I am wondering if anyone knows what might be the cause of this "spontaneous" soreness and irritation behind an upper eyelid. It almost feels bruised, and is most tender in the outer corner of my eye. It is not a headache in and of itself, but is starting to cause them, with its constant sharp pain.
I am currently unemployed and without insurance. I can and will see a doctor if necessary; I'm just hoping it it isn't necessary. If it continues to worsen I will probably go to an emergency room.
I would greatly appreciate any insights and/or suggestions.
Thank You for your time.