Many of us have heard of pain inside the eyes, which is often the result of a direct injury. However, ‘pain behind the eye’ is a relatively uncommon term and is used to describe some sort of pressure at the back of the eye. Often this sort of behind eye pain tends to travel to the forehead and temple as well
Some Possible Causes of Pain behind Eye
Glaucoma is the term used to refer to a group of eye disorders that affect the optical nerve. There is more than one type of glaucoma and each one can cause irreparable optic nerve damage, which can eventually lead to loss of eyesight. The optic nerve actually sends visual data from the retina to the specific part of the brain for interpretation, acting as a medium of connection between the back of the eye and the brain.
Migraines are long-lasting headaches that tend to start out causing mild discomfort and then eventually develop into throbbing pain. Some rare conditions that are sometimes associated with this type of headache are referred to as ophthalmologic or retinal migraine.
Severely Dry Eyes
Tear film is the name of the film of fluid that coats our eyes. This film keeps our eyes lubricated and moist, which prevents dryness in the eyes. If the tear film is unable to do its job properly, dry eyes are the result. This dryness can cause scratchy or burning sensations inside the eyes, but there may also be pain felt behind the eyes.