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Health Tip: Seeing a Doctor About Eye Pain

When you should seek treatment

(HealthDay News) -- Eye pain could be caused by a simple, treatable problem, but it can be an indication of something more serious.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers this list of warning signs that you should see a doctor about your eye pain:

  • You have something stuck in your eye.
  • Your pain appeared after an injury to your eye.
  • Your pain doesn't appear to be caused by straining your eyes or a virus.
  • Your pain is accompanied by another medical issue, such as a rash or herpes infection.
  • Your pain is extreme or it persists for longer than two days.
  • Your immune system is weak, or you've recently had surgery.
  • Your eyes are red, swollen, leaking discharge or have a persistent feeling of pressure.
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