Burning Eyes: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment | आंखों में जलन और पानी आना | आंखो में जलन के लक्षण और बचाव के टिप्स | How Do You Get Rid of Hot Burning Eyes? What Helps Irritated Eyes in Summer? | How Can I Reduce My Eye Heat Naturally? How Do You Relieve Heat in Your Eyes?

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Dr. Anin Sethi
Mirchia Laser Eye Center Ophthalmology

Burning Eyes: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment | आंखों में जलन और पानी आना | आंखो में जलन के लक्षण और बचाव के टिप्स | How Do You Get Rid of Hot Burning Eyes? What Helps Irritated Eyes in Summer? | How Can I Reduce My Eye Heat Naturally? How Do You Relieve Heat in Your Eyes?

Burning Eyes,In this video,  Dr. Anin Sethi, Ophthalmologist from Mirchia Laser Eye Clinic : A unit of Dr Agarwals eye Hospital Chandigarh discusses what causes burning eyes and how to manage them. Many reasons contribute to burning eyes, but most commonly, it is caused by allergy or dryness. One can have allergies to the environment, especially during seasonal changes; the atmosphere has particles of plants and pollen which can cause swelling in the eye’s outermost layer. But it doesn’t affect all; only a few suffer from this allergy. As a result, patients often suffer from burning eyes, watery discharge, and itchy eyes. Some may even have minor swelling and stickiness in the eye. These are a few symptoms of this condition; the second most common reason is dryness.

How does dryness cause burning eyes?

Dryness is of many types, but in this, one may have dysfunction in tear formation, or if one is doing any focussed work for a longer duration or their profession requires focussed work like tailor or compute job which requires 7-8 hours screen time, one need to stare at the screen continuously. It reduces the frequency of eyelash movements. As a  result, the tear film on the eye surface evaporates, resulting in dryness. In this type also, patients may suffer from burning and pickiness. One may feel the need for frequent blinking, and one may even have blurring in the eyes. In severe dryness, one may develop sensitivity toward the light; under these circumstances, the muscles around the eye get stiff, resulting in headaches. So burning eyes is one of the symptoms that may result from many things. 

Why is it important to seek doctor advice for burning eyes ?

So it is very important to find the reason behind the burning eyes. If you are having burning eyes, then you must consult your doctor. They will properly examine the eyes and will be able to tell you the cause of the burning eye, whether it is dryness or allergy or there is another reason.

How to manage burning eyes ?

The treatment of burning eyes majorly depends upon the reason behind it. If you have an eye allergy, you may give antiallergic drops. If you are allergic to specific eye makeup, doctors may advise avoiding its use for a few days. You may ask to wash your eyes frequently. In addition to antiallergic eye drops, doctors may prescribe eye drops or lubricating eye drops. Also, cold compresses are recommended in this condition. Placing ice cubes in polythene or handkerchief and slowly addressing eyelashes gives immediate relief. Gently washing eyes with cold and clean water also helps. But one must ensure that it is drinking water. Don’t use hard water as it might irritate the eyes more.

How to manage device induced burning eyes ?

If you have dry eyes or computer vision syndrome in which you develop dryness because of doing focused work for longer, doctors may tell you to take a break for at least 5 minutes after every 1 hour – 90 minutes. This must be a device-free break, in which you close your eyes for 3-4 minutes. In addition, doctors may advise you to modify the environment. If the AC or heater airflow is pointed toward your eyes, it may also cause dryness. Another thing is one can use a humidifier and keep it in their room or table, increasing the moisture in the air and reducing burning eyes. Apart from that, you can even modify the brightness of the device (computer screen or mobile )that you are using. This helps in reducing the burning eye to some extent. If you have allergic symptoms or itchy eyes, avoid eye rubbing as it may rather increase the burning sensation in the eye or itchiness. If you are at home suffering from burning and itchy eyes, you can use an ice pack. Not only would it give immediate relief, rather it would be a safe treatment for this. In the end, I would like to tell you that many reasons contribute to burning eyes, but if you have a severe burning sensation in the eye, you must consult your doctor first and start any treatment. But for immediate relief, one can use an ice pack. Gentle washing the eyes with cold water may help, and consult your doctor soon. 

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