Eye burning may be the result of other conditions, and can be related to environmental factors or certain medical conditions. It may be a symptom of other disorders, that are mostly related to the eyes. Burning eye symptoms are; burning itself, watery and itching eyes, discharge from the eyes, pain when exposed to bright light and a stinging or being stuck in the eyes. These are factors that can trigger condition: there are treatments options involved here.It is determined that burning eyes affects 30% of those who are using reading glasses. The reading glasses are most often responsible for symptom of dry eyes. But there is a cure for this condition. The sensation of eye burning follows a discharge, itching, or draining from the eye. There are different things that can make eye burn. Environmental factors here are smoke, pollen etc, but also viral infections a cold or the flu can also cause unpleasant itch, burn, watering, reddish. The ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can also cause burning in eyes, tanning lamps or similar equipment with strong lights on. To feel pain takes hours, only after area around eyes swell. UV rays damages retina, so the risk of sunburn is higher if sunlight reflect off the water or snow.
There are several causes of burning eyes.
a) Chronic dry of the eyes is caused by age, wrong medications or other disease and it causes itchy and burning eyelids, tears bathe in the eye. In such case, eyes contain enzymes that neutralize the microorganisms. Tears are essential here.
b) Allergy due an oversensitive immune system. The immune system protects the body against bacteria and viruses. It reacts to allergens.
c) Due to environmental pollutants eyes are burning and itching, to stay away from smoky rooms and such is recommended.
d) Viral conjunctivitis is caused by a red eye and excessive tearing. If you suspect pink eye washing hands might be useful. The infection lasts 10 days.
e) In old age, eyes produce less and less oil. A shortage of oil inside, cause evaporation and create dry spots in the eyes.
Artificial tears suits symptoms. Eye drops available in the pharmacies without a prescription should be used rather than artificial tears. Artificial tears can make the condition worse. Here we have antihistamine eye-drops or ointments that come with prescription. Cortisone eye ointments are rarely prescribed. These medications reduce different types of inflammation but can create other infections (herpes).
In order to keep the eyes moist, it is best to conserve the tears in the eyes. Tears drain through a small canal in the nose and ophthalmologist can temporarily close canals. This is a way to make artificial tears last longer.