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Can my burning, itchy eyes be due to dryness?

Can my burning, itchy eyes be due to dryness?

Yes: But burny itchy eyes can be due to other causes such as blepharitis, allergies, etc. Or a combination of factors. Try artificial tears to see if they help improve dryness. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Itchy Eyes (Definition)

Itchy eye is a clinical finding in which a person's eye has a sensation of non-painful ...Read more


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Is it normal to get burning itchy eyes after getting contact lenses for the first time I also keep getting white stuff come out how can I treat this?

Is it normal to get burning itchy eyes after getting contact lenses for the first time I also keep getting white stuff come out  how can I treat this?

Adaptation : Contact lens wear comfort takes adaptation. First of all, The lens should feel comfortable in the eye. Proper fitting is essential. Vision should b clear after lens settles. Starting out with low wear time (2hours) & slowly building helps. Excessive irritation/itchiness/mucous is a sign of improper fit, or sensitivity to the lens or contact solutions, or environ. allergies. Tell your Eye doc. ...Read more

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Does oxymetazoline eye drops help with burning, itchy eyes, or only to remove redness?

Does oxymetazoline eye drops help with burning, itchy eyes, or only to remove redness?

Anti-allergic: This is an anti-histamine which has some degree of effectiveness (it used to be a prescription only item). It will help with burning and itching that is of allergic origin. Any redness removed will be due to the anti-allergic effectiveness. ...Read more

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Burning itchy eyes. Not allergic but taking prescribed antihistamines and eye drops. Feels like sand in eyes but no injury occurred.

Burning itchy eyes. Not allergic but taking prescribed antihistamines and eye drops. Feels like sand in eyes but no injury occurred.

Dry eye is treated: differently from other issues such as ocular inflammation or allergies. But, they commonly can present with the same symptoms. Usually lubricating eye drops are first line therapy for dry eyes. Studies have shown that Omega-3 supplements may help as well. We can also place punctual plugs and use topical cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion drops are some of many potential treatments. ...Read more

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Slight cough, burning, itchy eyes, and slight pain in left lymph node only (no swelling), extra boogers. Could I be sick?

Slight cough, burning, itchy eyes, and slight pain in left lymph node only (no swelling), extra boogers. Could I be sick?

Sick: You may be at the onset of a cold, less likely allergic. Drink lots of water and use OTC cold treatments as needed ...Read more

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Itchy burning eyes. With blurred vision?

Itchy burning eyes. With blurred vision?

Blepharitis : There are many causes of itchy burning eyes along with blurred vision, one of them having blepharitis (inflammation of eyelids). Inflammed eyelids can result in unhealthy corneal tear film which can cause uncomfortable feelings of itching, burning as well as blurred vision. You may need to be examined by an eye doctor who may use slit lamp to determine the exact cause and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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I have pink eye in both eyes. Painful, lots of discharge and burning sensation as well as itchiness. Eyes are bloodshot with yellow discharge.

I have pink eye in both eyes. Painful, lots of discharge and burning sensation as well as itchiness. Eyes are bloodshot with yellow discharge.

See a doctor: You should see your doctor or go to an urgent care as soon as you can. You can try clean warm water compresses to your eyes, which may bring some relief. Change these frequently, and make sure to wash your hands well, as this can be infectious. If you wear contacts, make sure you do not until this is completely resolved. ...Read more