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Question:
In the last few days, I've experienced what felt like a sudden pulled muscle in the eyeball. This stops me in my tracks (similar to the feeling I get from a pulled muscle in the leg). I am 66 years old and have been told by my ophthalmologist (who checked me just 3 months ago) that other than dry eyes, I am fine. Do you know what this might be?

Answer:
This may be as simple (and complicated) as a neuralgia affecting an eye muscle or nerve connection—akin to an old fashioned "shooting pain." Unfortunately it is hard to find the source since it is only intermittent. If& this continues, please see your ophthalmologist for evaluation.

Answered by: Jeffrey Whitman, MDDr. Jeffrey Whitman

Categories: Eye Conditions

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