What is eye pain?

Also known as: ophthalmalgia, ocular pain, orbital pain

Eye pain is categorized in two ways. If it impacts the eye’s surface, it is known as ocular pain. Pain within the eye is known as orbital pain. Ocular pain may present as scratching, burning or itching, whereas orbital pain can feel throbbing, stabbing, achy or gritty.

Reviewed by: Luxme Hariharan, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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