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Why Do My Eyes Feel Like They Are Burning
Sounds like dry eyes: Burning eyes are usually caused by dry eyes, which can also make the eyes blurred. This can in turn lead to eye strain. Lubricating eye drops (artificial tears) should improve the symptoms within a day. If the eyes are still uncomfortable, see an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend had been saying that his eyes feel like they are burning. He is a little afraid to use artificial tears. What do you think it is?!
Depends: on if there are visible problems.Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health. but infection/sty would give redness and purulence. allergies would make red/itchy/watery. contacts can get irritation, chemical or smoke can irritate and then, there's another whole list for dry eyes. ...Read more
Dryness: As long as the vision is fine and the eyes are minimally red with no discharge, then the most common cause for the feeling of 'burning' is dryness. Go to the pharmacy and look for the dry eye section. Get lubricating drops (but not the drops which say gets the red out as these are drying) and use these drops regularly and that should address the problem. ...Read more
Hi. Was watching TV. then had to look away , felt like eyes were burning a bit , got anxious , then calmed down. Why did my eyes feel like that?
Burning eyes: Most of the time, use of otc artificial tear drops used 3-4 times per day will help more acute symptoms, then used as needed chronically to control them. Some people have dry eyes which may need to be treated in other ways as well. If the drops don't help, then you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more
Keratitis: Flash burns to the eyes from uv light emitted from welding without protective eye wear can be very painful. Often self limited in mild cases. Recommendations to help the pain usually involve using lacrilube (artificial tears) eye salve, cold compresses, Ibuprofen for pain, eyes closed. If more severe, seeing an eye md to evaluate and prescribe a cycloplegic agent & occasionally a topical non steroidal agent (acular). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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