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2. Where Does It Hurt?

Many symptoms factor into the cause your pain and knowing where the pain occurs can help you discover the cause. To have a more productive conversation with your doctor, it's important to understand the terminology.

The cornea is a transparent window on the front of the eye that focuses light, and the sclera is the whites of your eyes. The conjunctiva forms an ultra-thin covering over the sclera and inside your eyelid. The colored portion of your eye is the iris, which has the pupil inside it. Your eye socket is a bony cave called the orbit, where your eye muscles are found. The extraocular muscles rotate your eye. Meanwhile, nerves carry information from the eye to the brain, and your eyelid protects the eye and keeps it moist.

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