Typically, when people think of illness and disease, a pain behind the eyes isn’t the first symptom that comes to mind. In fact, most people at some point or another has had sore eyes. Usually, any pain and discomfort will go away on its own; however, in some instances, prolonged and severe discomfort can be the sign of a more serious underlying issue.
Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the nerve that travels from the back of the eyeball into your brain. Multiple sclerosis and other conditions or infections such as dengue fever are often to blame.
People with dengue fever often report a severe almost stabbing like pain behind their eyes. This feeling is further compounded by looking side to side or just general movement.
Anytime that you are experiencing eye pain, especially if it involves a loss of vision, headache or nausea and vomiting; you should see your physician immediately.