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Strained Eye Overview

Another name for Strained Eye is Eye Strain.

What is eye strain?
A person with eye strain has mild eye discomfort that occurs after focusing on small objects for a prolonged period. Eye strain usually results in a mild headache behind the eyes. Occasionally, the person has difficulty focusing and is sensitive to bright light.

What are the symptoms of eye strain?
Symptoms that may occur with eye strain include eye irritation, blurred vision, headache, eyelid twitching, and sensitivity to bright light.

How does the doctor treat eye strain?
Treatment for eye strain depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for eye strain may include corrective lenses, artificial tears and laser surgery on the eye.

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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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