Burning Sensation In Eyes

The causes of burning sensation in the eyes are prolonged contact lens use, environmental irritants like smoke, dust, mold, and pollen, ocular rosacea, dry eyes, blepharitis, eye allergies and infections, uveitis, etc. Depending on the cause, the treatment involves washing your eyes to remove irritants, antiallergic eye drops, or lubricant eye drops.

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Are back pain, itching and irritation in vulva, and dry mouth signs of herpes?

Query: Hello doctor,I have sores in the mouth and irritation around the mouth at random times while eating. I also have blood and protein in the urine, loss of sensation when I need to urinate, occasional back pain, itching and irritation of the vulva (currently treating BV), burning eyes, and dryness of t...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Jauhari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pictures sent by you suggest (attachment removed to protect patient identity) either some infection or vitamin deficiency.Your Valtrex (Valaciclovir) course should take care of any viral infection. Your urine report showing protein and blood means some infection (k...  Read Full »

How to treat my red eyes and make it white?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 16-year-old boy. I have a problem with my eyes, and I had this problem for a very long time. I do not remember when it started. It is gradually becoming worse and worse. They have been red as far as I can recall. They are red throughout the day, even though I drink enough and usu...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Red eyes could be due to many factors. Do you have any other systemic symptoms like neck pain, other joint problems, dry mouth, and skin rashes? Do your eyes burn, itch, water, or become crusty in the morning? Some people have more sensitiv...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have burning eyes after Lasik?

Query: Hi doctor, I had LASIK done for my eyes two months back. My vision is all right but, I feel a burning sensation at the corners of the eyes (corners from where tear comes). After 20 days of LASIK, (back then) whenever I put any eye drops my eyes started burning. Due to the burning sensation, my eyes ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. LASIK when it is done, corneal nerves will be cut. These corneal nerves take several months to regenerate. This can lead to continuous dryness and irritation in the eyes. Eyes also become hypersensitive. Systane ultra is artificial tear eye drops which is a substitute g...  Read Full »

What could cause burning sensation around the eyes without any other issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing a burning sensation around my eyes for the last three days. There is no redness, no swelling, and the eyes itself are normal. I feel some pressure around my temples as well. Could this be an allergic reaction to something? It seems to appear after taking a shower. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the image you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is an area of maxillary sinuses. And your burning pain is also suggestive of maxillary sinusitis. I do not think it is allergy because ...  Read Full »

I have fever with dizziness, confusion and eye burning. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a fever of 101 C. It has been almost 12 hours. I cannot breathe properly. My eyes are burning. I ate a Paracetamol 650 mg about one hour ago. Head feels heavy. Dizziness and confusion are the symptoms.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After careful analysis of the history provided, I would like to assure you that having symptoms of eye burns, dizziness and confusion while having a viral fever is normal. You do not have to worry about that. Having said that, since you have mentioned that you have ...  Read Full »

Why are there light flashes with burning sensations in the eye?

Query: Hello doctor, I work on the computer for over 10 hours daily. I have dry eyes and minus power of 1.75 in both eyes. However, of late I see light flashes in left eye followed by heat like sensation coming out from the eye. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Heat sensations are due to continuous computer work. 1. Always use a well light room. The light position should be behind your head not in front. 2. Screen height should be below eye level. 3. Every 20 minutes take your eyes off the screen and try to relax for 20 ...  Read Full »

How can dry eyes with burning sensation be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, What can be happening to my eyes? I was diagnosed with dry eyes. But even with mist, night gel, lid wipes, eye vitamins, drops, my eyes keep closing from the burning and discomfort like grit. No red eye or itching. Current medication: Parkinson Sinemet, Neupro patch, Equip, Doxycyclin...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dry eyes which is this severe and resistant to treatment can be caused due to a number of factors. Doxycycline is usually a drug we reserve for extreme cases and it takes a few weeks before it can start to act. Firstly, the same mechanisms causing parkinsonism may b...  Read Full »

Why am I having burning sensation in eyes after ICL surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I did my ICL surgery six months back. Now my right eye is burning. What can be the cause of that?  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A burning sensation is the chief complaint of patients with dry eyes. The causes of dry eye are several in number and ICL surgery by itself rarely causes dry eye. Although there are innumerable causes of dry eyes, the treatment is purely based on the severity of symp...  Read Full »

How do I treat sensitive and burning eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, On random days, typically after a long sleep, I will wake up and put in my contacts, and they feel perfectly normal. Then when I go into sunlight, my eyes become sensitive and begin to burn. The burning gets progressively worse, even with a hat or sunglasses. Once this happens, I go home...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms which you have is usually seen in patients with dry eyes. It often presents with dryness, grittiness, irritation and burning sensation which goes down after washing the face. The best way to treat simple dry eye is to use over-the-counter lubricants, for ...  Read Full »

I have burning and redness in eye with blurred vision. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, About every year, I have this problem but this year it is there for a long time. I am a girl that have these eye problems. Burning eyes and redness of the eye, puffing around the eyes with pain, tears from the involuntary eye, blurred vision, and the doctor did not diagnose my problem. S...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you mentioned that you get this problem every year, this suggests the cause as seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. This problem frequently causes dry eyes, which causes a feeling of burning sensation. So all these problems go hand in hand. To be honest, there is no...  Read Full »

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