1. Can I treat eye burning at home?
Burning of the eyes can be treated at home in the following ways:
Rinse eyelids with warm water; this removes dust particles and other chemical vapours from the eye, thereby reducing burning.
Soak a cloth in warm water and apply and compress over the closed eye for some time; repeat it several times.
2. Can I prevent eye burning?
By correcting underlying causes and reducing eye dryness, you can prevent eye-burning. Antibiotic eye drops can also help prevent infection that can cause eye-burning.
3. Is it a serious condition?
The symptoms of eye-burning can be serious, and leaving the eye untreated can lead to serious complications of eye damage or loss of sight.
4. Can excess use of computer cause eye burning?
Yes, excess use of digital screens (computers, laptops, mobile phones and television) can cause eye-burning. The symptoms of computer vision syndrome are discomfort, eye strain and burning of eyes. After excess use of computers, it may lead to headache, shoulder pain and neck pain.
5. Can pollution cause eye burning?
Yes, pollution can lead to eye-burning. Cigarette smoke and other irritants can cause allergic reactions to the eye. Indoor air pollution can also cause eye-burning.