Burning sensation in eyes

Burning sensation in eyes is a common problem with many people. There are many reasons for this problem. Although in most cases this problem might not be severe but in some cases the patient could have to visit a doctor immediately. Now let us have a look at the symptoms of this problem.

Symptoms of burning sensation in eyes

The symptoms of this problem are given below.

  • Itchy eyes
  • Burning sensation
  • Excessive watering/dryness
  • Pain
  • Pain only when exposed to bright light
  • Stinging sensation when exposed to fast blowing air
  • Stickiness
  • Blurred vision

Reasons for burning sensation in eyes

There are many reasons why a burning sensation might develop in the eyes. Let us have a look at those reasons.

  • When dryness is experienced along with the burning sensation in eyes it indicates lack of enough moisturisation.
  • Allergic reactions such as conjunctivitis, viral infection, bloodshot eyes and cold and flu.
  • Fatigue
  • Normal ageing
  • Certain medication
  • Ultra violet rays exposure
  • Tanning lamp exposure
  • Arc welding equipment exposure
  • Vision problems
  • Sitting for long hours in front of the computer
  • Dust particles

Treatment for burning sensation in eyes

There are a number of ways through which you can treat the burning sensation in eyes. They are discussed below.

  • Splashing cold water in eyes
  • Putting a few drops of cool rose water in eyes
  • Putting a few drops of aloe vera juice directly into the eyes
  • Putting cucumber slices over closed eyes
  • Putting eye cleansing eye drops as directed by the physician
  • Take an ice cube and wrap it up in a clean cloth and put it on the closed eyelids
  • A warm compress over the eyelids using lavender oil or chamomile.
  • Hot fermentation with a warm cloth. Note that the cloth must not be too hot
  • Drinking carrot juice improves the vision hence giving less chances for the burning sensation to develop
  • If the burning sensation happens because of sitting for long hours in front of the computer or television, take a break and lie down with closed eyes for some time
  • Washing eyes with cooled elderberry blossom tea for soothing the eyes
  • Washing eyes with honey mixed with water
  • Covering eyes by wearing sunglasses whenever you step out to avoid the dust particles from entering the eyes.
  • Washing eyes several times a day with cool water.

If the problem of burning sensation still persists in the eyes visit an eye specialist immediately.

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>