What other symptoms might occur with burning eyes?

Burning eyes may accompany other symptoms, which will vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. The causes of burning eyes may also involve other body systems.

Other eye symptoms that may occur along with burning eyes

Burning eyes may accompany other symptoms related to the eye including:

  • Discharge from the eye
  • Dry eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Red, sore eyes (bloodshot eyes)
  • Watery eyes

Nasal symptoms that may occur along with burning eyes

Burning eyes may accompany nasal symptoms including:

  • Postnasal drip
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose or nasal congestion

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have burning eyes along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Bleeding from the eye
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Discharge from the eye
  • Eye pain
  • Loss of vision or changes in vision
  • Seeing flashing lights
  • Seeing floating objects or spots

What are burning eyes?

Burning eyes describes a feeling of burning and irritation of the eyes. Burning eyes can be accompanied by itching, tearing, or discharge from the eyes.

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What causes burning eyes?

Burning eyes have many possible causes. One of the most common is exposure to environmental pollutants such as tobacco smoke, smog, or dust or household items, such as bleach, soap or shampoo. Chlorine in swimming pools can also make your eyes burn. Extremes of cold or hot dry air may also result in burning eyes. Wearing your contact lenses for prolonged periods can make your eyes burn.
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Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 1, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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