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Lately my eyes have been burning like they have a sunburn underneath my eyelids. What does this mean?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Probable dry eyes

Assuming that no other injury or infection has occurred, the most common cause of your irritation is dry eyes.
Dry eyes can occur at any age, but tend to worsen as we get older. Treatment should begin with a thorough eye examination, followed by artificial tears 4 times per day. If you do not notice a significant improvement quickly, have your eye doctor re-evaluate your treatment options.

In brief: Probable dry eyes

Assuming that no other injury or infection has occurred, the most common cause of your irritation is dry eyes.
Dry eyes can occur at any age, but tend to worsen as we get older. Treatment should begin with a thorough eye examination, followed by artificial tears 4 times per day. If you do not notice a significant improvement quickly, have your eye doctor re-evaluate your treatment options.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology

In brief: Dry eyes

Most likely it is dry eye related, but a thorough exam from your eye care provider will help determine the causes, and point toward treatments.
In addition to artifical tears, omega 3 fatty acid supplements in the form of fish oil or flax seed oil can be helpful.

In brief: Dry eyes

Most likely it is dry eye related, but a thorough exam from your eye care provider will help determine the causes, and point toward treatments.
In addition to artifical tears, omega 3 fatty acid supplements in the form of fish oil or flax seed oil can be helpful.
Dr. Beth Friedland
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