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My eyes hurt at night when I close them to sleep and then try to open them. This has been going on for a few weeks. Should I see a doctor?
This may be dry eyes and you can try over the counter dry eye drops to see if it relieves the symptom. I prefer drops that do not contain preservatives (preservative free) for this purpose. If your symptoms persist or worsen then a full exam is required by an Eye M.D.
Answered by: Gary Hirshfield, MD
Categories: Eye Conditions
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Answered: Jun 20, 2013
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