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Why Do My Eyes Feel Like They Are Burning
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?!
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?
Ans: The eyes can get dry when they are strained or iverused. Fixating on a TV can dry the eyes out. If visual issues see your doctor. Rest your eyes ...Read more
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 more
Wear swim googles: Protect your eyes from chorine if you are sensitive. Otherwise, consider using a salt water pool instead. ...Read more
My eyes where not burning this morning about 1030 they started burning what could cause this? I'm kinda worried but I can see ok
Burning eyes: Could be allergy versus dry eye. Try Systane eye drops and see if helps. Allergies or allergy meds can dry out the eyes. If trauma may be abrasion also can get it from contacts if eyes are dry and then would need antibiotics Avoid contact if burning F/u/ w/ doc urgent care ...Read more
I got Vicks vapour rub in my eyes about 15 hours ago and my eyes are still burning. Is there anything I can do so it stops burning?
See below: I would rinse your eyes very well with water. I would consider calling poison control and/or seeing an ophthalmologist ...Read more
My eyes are extremely dry & burning nowadays, it's unbearable. Can barely keep them open at times. Can it be the cold & dry air of the coming winter?
Why when I wake up I feel my eyes burning and it makes me feel like I didn't have a good night sleep? I've been diagnose with rosacea, does that matte
Depends on cause: The most common reason for burning eyes is eye dryness and there are lots of eyedrops in your pharmacy for this. Less common is allergy and you can find anti-allergy drops as well. If your vision is undisturbed and there is no pain, no light sensitivity and no discharge, then try one of these. If that does not work, consult with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Ocular surface: Most burning and tiredness come from either dry eye syndrome, ocular surface disorder, or eye strain. Osd is usually from lid marginal disorders such as granulated eyelids or gland dysfunctions; or tear production insufficiency. Eye strain is often associated with long periods of poor lighting, excessive reading, stress or other illnesses. ...Read more
Possible causes: Many things can cause this. Commonly, dry eye, allergy, and blepharitis (eyelid inflammation or infection) can create a burning sensation. Conjunctivitis (pink eye) can also cause burning. Exposure to airborne irritants (dust, chlorine) can also be a cause. If unsure, see an eye doctor to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Eye pain: Burning eyes is a symptom that patients may use to describe their eye pain related to dry eye or blepharitis. Patients with eye injuries or following eye surgery may also report eye burning. The treatment depends on the cause of the symptom. ...Read more
Burning eyes: This would suggest you have a tendency for a dry eye syndrome. ...Read more
Inflammation: Eyes get especially sensitive to light when they are inflamed on the surface or have inflammation inside (termed uveitis). If you have just had this start, especially if the vision is disturbed and/or the eyes are very red, you need to see an ophthalmologist right away to get a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
Itchy eyes: If you have a history of allergy then you shouldn't worry and over the counter allergy meds would help. If this is the first time and been going on for a long time you should see your physician ...Read more
Dryness: Playing a video game is a concentrated effort which involves lowering the blinking rate from a normal of about 17 to as little as 5 per minute. This leaves the eyes open for a longer time which promotes dryness. This causes the irritation and redness you are experiencing. The only other possibility is that the place where you play the games has chemicals in the air. ...Read more
What can I do if my face feels hot and my eyes have been burning for a couple of week but only at night?
What can I do if my son has light sensitive, burning eyes and 103 temperature. What could be causing this?
My eyes got exposed to flash welding. They now hurt and I have a burning sensation in my eyes. What should I do?
Flash burns: You should wear protective eye wear when welding. It you have irritation and it is mild, you can try preservative free artificial tears (bion tears, thera tears, systane, and systane gel, etc.) one drop up to every 30-60 minutes. If worse or not getting better, you need to be seen by an eye specialist, to ensure not foreign bodies or infection developing, that could cause permanent vision loss. ...Read more
I woke up and have had a burning sensation all day underneath my eyes what would help for that burning sensation?
My eyes are burning when I wake up in the morning and there are brown rings around the pupil. What do I need to do about this?
See your Eye Doctor: Burning in the morning can be related to a number of issues occurring when you sleep, such as the eyes drifting open or contact with the pillow. However other conditions such as dry eyes, lid inflammation (blepharitis) or allergies may also be contributing. See your eye doctor for help. Regarding the pigmentation, you need to see your ophthalmologist to take a look. ...Read more
My eyes keep burning and they often get teary. Should I just keep washing them with cold, clean water or should I opt for medication? Thank you!
Sounds like Dry eyes: Dry eyes are an often the culprit of many symptoms in the eye which can include burning, stinging, tearing, foreign body sensation, tiredness, heaviness, blurred vision and eye pain. You can have some or all of the symptoms or even none of the symptoms and have dry eye. I would suggest starting with using over-the-counter artificial tears and a warm compress on the eye to see if that helps! ...Read more
About a month ago my eyes had this burning feeling every afternoon, the buruning has now stoped and now they get slightly blurry with headache.?
Blurry eyes: This should not happen. I would see the eye doctor. ...Read more
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