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Why are my eyelids oily and my eyes red and burning?

Why are my eyelids oily and my eyes red and burning?

Blepharitis: Often due to inflammation, blockage of eyelid glands. Try warm (not hot) soaks for 5-10 minutes at bedtime - keep rewarming washcloth as necessary. If no relief, see your eye dr. ...Read more

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Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye. No redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye. No redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swelling: Swelling of the lids can be caused by several things. You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause and institute treatment. ...Read more

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Corner of eyes are irritated and mildly crusty. Eyes are clear but red if you pull down the eyelid. Burning if I rub too much. What could this be?

Corner of eyes are irritated and mildly crusty. Eyes are clear but red if you pull down the eyelid. Burning if I rub too much. What could this be?

Check exposure to: Allergen, dust, perfume, anti-static sheets, something your rubbed from your fingers onto eye that's causing blepharitis-like condition from excess tearing. You may now have dry eye as a result and need lubricating drops! Do not use any with preservatives as those could irritate your eyes further. Don't use eye decongestants, as this will make your eyes feel/look worst. See an eye doctor for exam! ...Read more

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My husband was around someone who was wielding today. His eyes and eye lids are red, burning and watering he has rinsed them with water, used eye drops but the symptoms persist. Is is possible he has burned his retinas or something along those lines? What

My husband was around someone who was wielding today. His eyes and eye lids are red, burning and watering he has rinsed them with water, used eye drops but the symptoms persist. Is is possible he has burned his retinas or something along those lines? What

Treatment: Treatment for uv exposure keratopathy will be supportive and antiinflammatory drops may help---however, if he does nothing, they will most likely be better by tomorrow. The safest thing is to see a ophthamologist as soon as possible to sure of the diagnosis and to get some treatment that will make it feel better quickly. ...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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I am suffering from consistent burning/redness in one eye. How can I cure this?

I am suffering from consistent burning/redness in one eye. How can I cure this?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Why do I have mild pain and burning in one eye, but no redness or swelling?

Why do I have mild pain and burning in one eye, but no redness or swelling?

Dry eye: Could be dry eye but difficult to say. You can try some lubricating drops (tears) available over the counter to see if they help but if there is no improvement then you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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One of my eyes is burning and has stuff coming out of it. Several kids at my work have pink eye. Could I have it although eye is only slightly red?

One of my eyes is burning and has stuff coming out of it. Several kids at my work have pink eye. Could I have it although eye is only slightly red?

Yes - pink eye: Pink eye is highly contagious. It is most commonly caused by a virus. There's a good chance you had it before (when you were younger) so that's why your case is more mild now. If vision is affected, you have fever, real pain, or nasty junk from the eye -u need to see a doctor right away. The determination of whether this is a bacteria or a virus should be pretty obvious if you can show it to a doc ...Read more

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My eyes Are So red and I feel a burning sensation why does this happen and I put some eye drops and it burns?

My eyes Are So red and I feel a burning sensation why does this happen and I put some eye drops and it burns?

See a doctor: Besides infection one possible explanation could be blepharitis. This is managed with warm soaks and lid scrubs of the eyelid margins using dilute baby shampoo on a cotton swab. See a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis first. ...Read more

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I have red, burning eyes that started 3 days before, used some eye-cleaning medication (visine), but not getting better... What should I do?

I have red, burning eyes that started 3 days before, used some eye-cleaning medication (visine), but not getting better... What should I do?

See doctor: Can be allergic conjunctivitis which is treated with steroid eyedrops or it could be infectious conjuctivitis which is treated with antibiotic eyedrops. Using visine in the meantime is fine to irrigate the eyes until you see someone. ...Read more

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I am having an eye issue where my eyes have turned red and gives itching and burning sensation. They also reamin watery all the time. What shall I do?

I am having an eye issue where my eyes have turned red and gives itching and burning sensation. They also reamin watery all the time. What shall I do?

Allergies likely: Your symptoms sound like allergic based (allergic conjunctivitis) and a trial of over the counter medications may be the first step. You can buy zaditor (ketotifen) and its many aliases like alaway, Claritin & zrytec eye drops for several days to see if your eyes feel and look better. If no improvement see an eye md. ...Read more

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Feel asleep with contacts now eyes are red around the center. Is it serious? Well last night I fell asleep out of no where an didn't get to take my contacts off. I woke up this morning an there was a slight burning sensation in my right eye an went to tak

Feel asleep with contacts now eyes are red around the center. Is it serious? Well last night I fell asleep out of no where an didn't get to take my contacts off. I woke up this morning an there was a slight burning sensation in my right eye an went to tak

It: It is likely that you have caused some minor scratches on the surface of your cornea from wearing the contacts overnight. It can also be a more major problem, but the only way to know is to call your eye doctor, tell them that you are having a problem, and get examined. Do not wear the contact lenses until you are cleared by your doctor! ...Read more

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Hey, I am afaid that my mom may have the pink eye, her eyes are runny, itchy, burning, red and pain, can u tell me if it may be that?

Hey, I am afaid that my mom may have the pink eye, her eyes are runny, itchy, burning, red and pain, can u tell me if it may be that?

Possibly: With your mothers itchy & runny eyes that have associated redness, and the bilateral nature, I would say more of an allergic based condition. Especially in the spring months with all the blooming plants and pollen eruptions. Now pain is not the same symptom as itching (opposite spectrum) so if she is also experiencing viral illness, could be viral conjunctivitis. Bacterial infection less likely. ...Read more

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Dry, mildly burning, mildly red eyes for couple of weeks. One eye has two tanish spots. What could they be? Currently taking isotrentinoin.

Dry, mildly burning, mildly red eyes for couple of weeks. One eye has two tanish spots. What could they be? Currently taking isotrentinoin.

Eyeball pigmentation: Have the 2 pigmented spots checked by an ophthalmologist. Also, it is a common side effect to have increased dryness of skin & eyes with isotretinoin™. It also may cause redness, burning, scratchy sensations and photosensitivity too. Artificial tears are advisable. ...Read more

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Eyes burning with slight red veins showing on upper part of eyeball. Have not wore contacts since Sunday. Is this from old contacts or dry eye? Infect

Eyes burning with slight red veins showing on upper part of eyeball. Have not wore contacts since Sunday. Is this from old contacts or dry eye? Infect

Possibly: Contact lens wearers are more predisposed to ocular irritations, whether it be from dryness, allergies, inflammation or infection. The redness you describe may be from dryness or irritation from protein deposits on the contacts. If the contacts are uncomfortable to wear, could be too tight. Doubt infection since you don't have pain/discharge. Try intensive non preserved artificial tears, then c MD ...Read more