Most common dry eyes symptoms :
- blurred vision
However, some people may also be experiencing eye pain as a symptom so yes, eye pain can be caused by dry eyes syndrome. The pain can be sudden and intense but it can also feel like a monotonous throb. The rich corneal nerve supply is the reason why dry eyes cause pain. The cornea has a heavy concentration of pain receptors. It is estimated that the corneal pain receptors density is 20 to 40 times greater than the center of the tooth.
Such a high nerve density explains why the smallest irregularity of the eye causes pain.
Dry eyes can cause damage to the eye surface such as corneal abrasion. Eye pain alone is not enough to diagnose dry eyes. If you have other symptoms then it’s time to go see a doctor. A comprehensive medical eye check-up is the only way to determine what causes eye pain and whether you’re suffering from dry eye syndrome or not. The doctor will advise on a course of treatment such as artificial tears, environmental control, and medication.