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Burning eyes 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.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had burning eyes?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. What were you doing at the time you noticed the trouble?
  3. Is there a known irritant that has been in contact with the eyes?

    Why: e.g. sunscreen, chlorine from swimming pools, hair dye, hair spray, chemicals, insecticide, ammonia fumes, battery acid, bleach, cigarette smoke.

  4. Have your eyes been unprotected from significant sun exposure recently?

    Why: e.g. skiing, sun lamps.

  5. Have you been exposed to arc welding?
  6. Redness of the eyes?

    Why: suggests definite eye disease.

  7. Blurry vision?
  8. Eye watering?
  9. Problems with the eyelids?

    Why: may suggest blepharitis as cause of the eye burning.

  10. Eye dryness and grittiness?

    Why: may suggest dry eye common in the elderly or secondary to Sjogren's syndrome.

  11. Facial rash?

    Why: may suggest Lupus erythematosus (which may be associated with Sjogren's syndrome) or Rosacea.

  12. Symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome?

    Why: e.g. dry mouth, skin or vagina, painful joints, Raynaud's phenomenon (fingers go pale then blue then red and painful in response to cold exposure).

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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