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Why do my eye drops sting my eyes

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mansoor Jatoi
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Artificial tears: I would advise the use of artificial tears / lubricating eye drops. Those are relatively benign. Follow up with an ophthalmologist to make sure there ... Read More
Dr. Deborah Josefson
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See a doctor: You need to rule out Sjorgen's syndrome and other autoimmune disorders. It may just be an allergic condition as well. There are drops such as Restasis... Read More

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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Symtoms: Are more specific for allergies. ; puffiness and itching. Use or try allergy eye drops like zaditor (ketotifen) or alloway.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Ophthalmologist: See an ophthalmologist who is a medical doctor. They can examine your eyes again and figure out if there is another underlying medical problem and pre... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Medication problem: Rinse your eyes and leave your contacts out for a few days. If you have medication allergy to the medication get seen.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Dry eyes: Eye burning is most often due to drying of tear film or unstable tear film (unless a chemical or allergen has entered your eye). Discharge is from bac... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
42 years experience
Can happen: Several eye drops are known to cause stinging or burning in eye when initially applied. This can make you feel that eye seems to be more red. As long ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Most eye drops do burn or sting.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
You definitely need: to see your/an ophthalmologist. I would recommend that you don't wear your contact lenses until you have that exam and are cleared to do so by that do... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Dry eye: This suggests you have a dry eye syndrome and using the appropriate drops...starting with arificial tears and advancing, should be effective. Use d... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
See doctor again: If you've not gotten better, you should be evaluated again, either by the original optometrist, or by another doctor or optometrist. Although you app... Read More