Burning Eyes – Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Mon Jan 03 2022
Burning Eyes

The burning sensation can happen with or without other symptoms such as itching, eye discomfort, watery eyes, or eye discharge. Burning eyes are frequently caused by unavoidable environmental factors like strong winds or high pollen levels. On the other hand, similar feelings can signify a more serious eye condition that necessitates medical attention.

Causes of Burning Eyes

A variety of factors can cause burning eyes. Exposure to environmental contaminants such as tobacco smoke, pollution, dust, or domestic chemicals such as bleach, soap, or shampoo, is one of the most common causes.

Allergies can induce inflammation in the eyes, resulting in burning. In fact, allergies or infections with bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms can cause conjunctivitis, inflammation of the membranes that line your eyelids and cause redness .Furthermore, burning eyes can accompany upper respiratory diseases like influenza (flu) or the common cold.

Symptoms associated with Burning Eyes

Other symptoms, which can vary based on the underlying disease, disorder, or condition, may accompany burning eyes. Burning eyes may be accompanied by other ocular symptoms such as:

  • Discharge from eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Eyes that itch
  • Red, irritated eyes (bloodshot eyes)
  • Watering Eyes
  • Signs of the nose that might develop in conjunction with burning eyes such as postnasal drip, runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion

Home Remedies for Burning Eyes

While various treatments help relieve stinging in the eye, you might want to start with one of these natural home remedies for burning eyes. Take a look at a list of home remedies that can help you relieve burning eyes. However, if your discomfort persists, speak with your doctor.

Consider using these home remedies for burning eyes for quick relief:

  • Using lukewarm water, rinse your eyelids. Rinsing your eyes can help remove allergens and irritants from your eyes, which can help to reduce irritation and dryness.
  • Soak a cloth in warm water, then place it over closed eyes for a few minutes several times per day.
  • Increase your water intake to keep your eyes moist and prevent dryness. Stinging, burning, and irritation are all symptoms of dry eyes.
  • Take a break from the computer and rest your eyes.
  • To relieve dry eyes and burn, increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon, tuna, anchovies, and sardines are all excellent sources of omega-3. If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, flaxseeds are a good source of omega-3. Consult a physician to determine whether supplements are appropriate for you.
  • Adjust Lighting – Ensure proper lighting when reading or working to reduce eye strain. Avoid excessively bright or dim lighting.
  • Blink Regularly – Remember to blink regularly, especially if you spend long hours in front of a computer or other digital screens.

Treatment of Burning Eyes

The treatment of burning eyes differs based on the source of the problem. When you get away from the irritating component, such as smoke, the burning usually goes away on its own. In certain circumstances, over-the-counter artificial tears can help soothe burning eyes. If you have bacterial conjunctivitis, your trusted eye doctor may prescribe antibiotic eye drops or ointment.

Why Centre for Sight?

If you’ve been suffering any symptoms of burning eyes, you should make an appointment with a specialist at Centre for Sight at the earliest. A regular checkup can aid in the early detection of illnesses or diseases, preventing vision loss due to negligence or neglect. The experts at Centre of Sight are highly skilled and work with cutting-edge technology. We have 45 locations across the cities, so you can quickly find the one closest to you and book an appointment online.

Article: Everything You Need To Know About Burning Eyes

Author: CFS Editorial Team   |   Jan 03 2022 | UPDATED 02:30 IST

*The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his privatecapacity and do not in any way represent the views of Centre for Sight.

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