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Burning eyes: Introduction

Burning eyes: Burning or stinging eye pain. See detailed information below for a list of 59 causes of Burning eyes, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Burning eyes:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Burning eyes. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

  • Eye irritants
    • Sunscreen in the eye
    • Soap in the eye
    • Chlorine in swimming pools
    • Hair dye
    • Hair spray
    • Smog
    • Chemicals in the eye
    • Insecticides
    • Ammonia fumes
    • Battery acid
    • Bleach
    • Cigarette smoke
  • Eye sunburn
  • Eye sunburn from skiing
  • Eye sunburn from sun exposure
  • Eye burns from hot oil spitting - i.e. when cooking
  • See also eye pain
  • Sun exposure
  • Eye sunburn due to skiing
  • Eye irritation due to chemicals (soap, chlorine, bleach, sunscreen etc.)
  • Blepharitis
  • Dye eyes
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Foreign body
  • Opthalmia neonatorum
  • Eye trauma
  • Scleritis
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Acute conjunctivitis
  • more causes...»

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Burning eyes

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Causes of Types of Burning eyes:

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Burning eyes: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Burning eyes, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Burning eyes Treatments

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Stories from Users for Burning eyes

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Message Boards for Burning eyes

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Diagnostic tests for Burning eyes:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Burning eyes. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect the eyes, the nature of the redness (if present) and the presence of any foreign bodies
    • Fluorescein and Rose Bengal staining of the surface of the eye may show small defects in the cornea suggesting dry eyes or corneal ulceration
    • Measure visual acuity
  • Blood tests
    • Raised Immunoglobulin levels and presence of certain autoantibodies may suggest diagnosis of Sjogren's syndrome e.g. Rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibodies, antimitochondrial antibodies, Anti-Ro (SSA) antibodies
  • more tests...»

Burning eyes: Animations

Burning eyes: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Burning eyes

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Burning eyes. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Burning eyes: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Burning eyes

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Burning eyes: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Burning eyes:

The list of organs typically affected by Burning eyes may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Burning eyes

The list below shows some of the causes of Burning eyes mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Burning eyes?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Burning eyes. Of the 59 causes of Burning eyes that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 56 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Burning eyes:

The following list of conditions have 'Burning eyes' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Dry Eye ... stinging eye, burning eye







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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Burning eyes?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Burning eyes, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

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Classifications of Burning eyes:

Subtypes of Burning eyes:

Stinging eye (2 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Burning eyes:

Burning symptoms (446 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Paresthesias (453 causes), Tingling (951 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Temperature symptoms (2497 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

Symptoms related to Burning eyes:

Eye pain (475 causes), Itchy eyes (293 causes), Bulging eyes (198 causes), Watery eyes (547 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Burning symptoms (446 causes), Sunscreen in the eye, Soap in the eye, Chlorine in swimming pools, Hair dye, Hair spray, Smog, Chemicals in the eye, Insecticides

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Medical News summaries about Burning eyes

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