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Question:
Does an occlusion in the eye cause pain in the socket surrounding the eye?

Answer:
I am not certain what you mean by an "occlusion in the eye." If you are referring to the occlusion of a retinal artery or vein (a blockage of veins in the back of the eye), there should not be pain in the socket around the eye unless the patient develops a rare complication of a blood vessel occlusion called "neovascular glaucoma" where there is higher than normal pressure in the eye. Please be sure to see an ophthalmologist if you have eye pain.

Answered by: Paul Sternberg Jr., MD Dr. Paul Sternberg

Categories: Eye Conditions

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