I want you all to know that it looks like you have a really great group of people here. I've lurked a little and thought I would bring this question to all of you.
I have been diagnosed with UCTD with suspicions of Lupus/Sjogrens but I am also being watched for MS because I have 3 lesions on my brain.
Anyway, I do have dry eyes, although that is not my biggest complaint. Yes, I have experienced the burning pain, the grittiness, and other symptoms, but a recent complaint I have (past 6 months) is the occasional very sharp pain in my eyes. It will happen in either eye and when it happens it feels as if I have sharp glass in my eye only for a second and goes away really quickly.
It may happen several times in one day or it may happen one time every once and a while. The pain is very intense and sharp and fortunately lasts just for a second. My vision is not affected although it forces me to shut my eyes tight for a couple of seconds.
I asked my eye doctor about it and he said it is just a sx of dry eye. If that's all it is, fine I can live with it. But I have been searching this site and others and I have not seen mention of this type of sharp pain.
Can you all tell me if this is common with dry eyes?
Thank you all in advance!