7 causes and symptoms
- Debris in the pupil’s eye. When foreign objects, such as grit or dust, become trapped in the eye, many people report experiencing acute discomfort.
- Uveitis. Uveitis is an inflammation of the uvea, which is the central layer of the eye. This inflammation can also damage the lens of the eye, the retina, the optic nerve, and the vitreous fluid of the eye.
- Scleritis. An infection of the sclera (the outermost membrane of the eye) that is severe is known as scleritis.
The most common cause of sharp or abrupt discomfort in the eye is foreign matter in or around the eye. Within the eye itself, it’s usually characterized as an aching, stabbing, or burning sensation that can last for hours. Occasionally, more severe disorders such as uveitis or glaucoma can produce sharp discomfort in the eyes.
What causes sharp pain in the cornea of the eye?
Having a scratch or scrape on the cornea (also known as a corneal abrasion) can result in an intense discomfort in your eye that is difficult to bear. Things like fingernails, tree branches, and contact lenses are just a few examples of things that can scrape the cornea. Fortunately, most small cuts and bruises heal on their own within a few days.
What does it mean when your eyes are sharp?
Sharp eye discomfort can also be caused by inflammation of the eyes. For example, uveitis is an inflammation of the central layer of the eyeball (the uvea), which, in addition to producing discomfort, can cause damage to the eye tissue, which can ultimately result in blindness.
Is it normal to have sharp pain under the eyelid?
Although intense pain can occur in any portion of the eye, we are specifically referring to discomfort in the eye and under the lower lid in this case. (This excludes discomfort on the upper or lower eyelids or behind the eye.)