Burning Eyes Information and Treatment
Burning Eyes is a common symptom in case of
persons who are allergic to pollen, dust etc. People who suffer from
Hay fever are the most likely candidates. Pollution involves smog,
which is laden with hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide,
nitrogen compounds and particulate matter. Driving a two wheeler
without glasses enables the polluted atmosphere to enter the eyes
resulting in severe burning sensation.
Generally these two conditions are seasonal.
Springis the one season, a person's Hay fever acts up leading to
many an uncomfortable day. Eye burning with disharge is a symptom
describing burning, itching, or drainage from the eye of any
substance other than tears.
Sometimes burning and itching eyes are due to
environmental pollutants that might be eliminated by social action.
If secondhand cigarette smoke is annoying, say so. If an industrial
plant in the area is polluting, contact the EPA for solutions.
Again, environmental pollution in urban areas leaves around the year
a trail of misery. Other causes of itching eyes are a contaminated
contact lens or working long hours at a computer.
Common Causes of Burning Eyes
Allergies, including seasonal allergies or
Conjunctivitis or pink eye (a viral infection
of the eye surface)
Irritants in the air (cigarette smoke or
Clinical Features of Burning Eyes
1. Burning of the eyes, irritation, gritty
2. Rednessand watering of the eyes.
3. Difficulty in driving.
4. Nasal allergy and sneezing.
Prevention Tips for Burning Eyes
1. Wash the eyes in running water.
2. Always use driving glasses when driving a two
3. Cover nose and mouth with a cotton scarf to
filter out allergens in the atmosphere.