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Coldness of eyes ~ What in the world is this?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 13, 2009
  • 00:08 AM

Hi there
For the past month I have been experiencing a very strange thing: My eyes have been feeling cold! It almost feels as if i have been outside in the cold, or like somthing cold is blowing in my eye. I feel this almost all the time. Often the coldness is accompanied by a feeling of puffyness yet I look at my eye and it looks completely normal.

It gets even weirder: I never experience coldness in my left or right eye at the same time. This cold sensation is either in my left eye, or my right. I can't seem to find any pattern to this, but every other day or so, my symptoms will go away for maybe half an hour, and then it comes back again... but in the opposite eye. I know it is not because it is actually cold, as I can be sitting in a warm car or in a shower or just in my house where it is warm, and my eye will still feel cold. When I am outside in the cold (it is winter where I live) I do not notice it as much.

A little about myself:
I am an 18 year old working student
I have glasses, as I have terrible vision
I have never had any health problems, besides chronic nosebleeds (which have become more under control these days)
I was born premature by almost two months

SUMMARY (if you dont want to read it all)
I am experiencing a cold feeling in my eyes, however never both eyes get this feeling at the same time.

My doctor told me it was just my way of interpreting tired eyes, however even when I sleep well and feel rested, within about 20 minutes of waking I start to get this cold sensation again.

If anyone knows what this could be, please help me! I am looking for cures, therapies, ways to cope, and at the very least, similair stories.

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  • do you sleep under a ceiling fan ?
    charmaine petzer 176 Replies
    • November 15, 2009
    • 01:47 PM
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  • do you sleep under a ceiling fan ?I have a ceiling fan yes, but I do not sleep with it on.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 17, 2009
    • 00:40 AM
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  • Curse this not having an answer. I have the same problem in my right eye and my history sounds somewhat similar to yours...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 9, 2011
    • 06:13 AM
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  • I know this thread is old, but maybe you haven´t found an answer, and in any case I will appreciate if you can tell me what happened. I´m almost sure that it is related to your nose bleeding problem. Most likely both are due to allergy and /or sinus infection. Again, please let me know what happened if you ever found a solution because I´m researching on this subject. Ricardo
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  • I am experiencing this pain on my left eye only. It got worst since I had shingle last year on my left side of my head including my eye.
    Even worst since June 1 2017 which I was admitted into hospital with the suspected stroke. Both CT scan and MRI cannot indicate nor conclude what was the cause.
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  • My eyes are cold too. Not tired. Maybe dry but all I want to do is hold a steaming hot cup of water under my eyes all the time. I realte it to my neck injury. Maybe something to do with lack of blood flow
    Anonymous 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi there, i am from India and was watching The Chris Gethard Show and there this lady said that women get cold eyes sometimes and that compelled me to make this search on google to know what it is called in western medicine and that brought me here.

    So i am a meditator and not a doctor of any kind. I do read about medicine and almost everything in the genere of religious practices and medicine to get to know more about things i am experiencing and in my religion and country science, religion, medicine and everything is connected.

    About the cold sensation in the eyes- Our eyes work on fire element which is called Pitta in Ayurveda and there are different kind of pitta in our body used for different purposes there are five big sections and uses and further sub sections and uses-
    Alochak PItta is the one which is responsible for eyes and eye function. if it is in excess then you will have watery eyes and burning sensation and if it is less then you will feel like dry eyes.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 26, 2017
    • 00:56 PM
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    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 26, 2017
    • 07:09 PM
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