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Old 10-06-2010, 12:45 AM   #1
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Sharp Shooting Pain Center of Eyes

Iíve experienced sharp shooting pains in the center of my eyes since I was 22, I am now 44. In the 22 yrs, Iíve seen multiple eye doctors in which my vision is remarkable. Every eye exam I have had is normal with 20/10 vision. I also have arthritis (since I was 5), and at times the sharp eye pain coincides with my pain in my hands and wrist. There have been no diagnoses from any of the many doctors Iíve seen. My eyes get pressure to the point I see halos, sparks, and eyeball feels pressure, like something is compressing it. The change of the barometric pressure will send sharp eye pain, followed by sharp head pain. I do not have sinus issues or cluster headache or allergies. My last two doctors cannot see anything wrong with my eye and accuse me of having anxiety, being bi-polar, and depressed. I am far from this and found these accusations as way to a quick diagnoses. I am hoping if someone could tell me what my issue might be.

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Sharp shooting pains in the center of the eyes followed by short sharp head pain.
Eye pain and arthritis coincide
Changes in weather greatly effects the eye pain, as if eye is being sqeezed.
Light sensitivity
Goopy eyes
Thanks for any ideas you may have.

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Old 10-06-2010, 10:20 AM   #2
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Re: Sharp Shooting Pain Center of Eyes

You may want to do some research on Reactive Arthritis or Reiter's Syndrome(old name for Reactive Arthritis). It is a form of inflammatory arthritis that develops after one of about 4 infections. The most common cause is chlamydia...the STD...but the other 3 are all types of food poisoning and that can easily be missed in a child. And arthritis and eye disorders are the 2 most common complaints. And there are no blood tests that can confirm it...and that is diagnostic as well(positive tests rule it out). It also features spinal arthritis....any low back pain?

Anyhow, it's just a suggestion to check out. If you think you have it, then you should see an arthritis specialist...rheumatologist.


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Re: Sharp Shooting Pain Center of Eyes

What tests have you had? Any major ones?

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