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Pain in Left Eye When I Cough

About 3 weeks ago I caught a cold which turned into a throat infection.  I coughed non-stop for almost 2 weeks.  I did see a doctor and began antibiotics and cough syrup, etc.   The infection cleared up and the coughing lessoned, but I still have several coughing fits a day.  When I do...my left eye hurts really bad.  Like, something "got loose" or I pulled a muscle.  I haven't made an eye doctor appointment, but wondered if this is anything to be concerned about.  When I do cough, I close my eye and hold it with my left hand to kind of keep it from not moving.  That seems to help. I also feel like my left eye is kind of fuzzy looking through it.  Not all the time, but occasionally.  Any thoughts?
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Your eyes are surrounded by sinus cavities (frontal, ethmoid and sphenoid sinus). If you sinus block off they will create pain and pressure around the eye (often feels like its  behind eye). When you cough it accentuates this problem and the cough increases pressure in the veins of the eye and orbit.

The fuzzy vision is a concern and indicates you should schedule an appointment for a comprehensive medical eye examination with an ophthalmologist (MD eye physician).

JCH MD
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