Burning Eyes

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2 weeks now on and off mostly on I have a burning sensation in my eyes! Went to eye dr. And she gave me a steroid drop incase it was viral. Did. It clear up. I went back to her and she told me could be allergies as my eyes don't look infected or anything seriously wrong with them. I been using drops for allergies and it's not helping they feel gritty and burning and dry. I put other drops that are for dry eyes with no relief. Anyone else have this what could it be ???

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    Burning of eye could be allergic reactions from infections
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      http://patient.info/doctor/dry-eyes-pro

      Most people with dry eyes have no measurable abnormality of tear production, and no serious disease affecting tear composition. Common causes are:

      Decreased tear production, commonly due to:

      Blepharitis - eg, from seborrhoeic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, or rosacea.

      Adverse effect of drugs.

      Allergic conjunctivitis.

      Increased evaporation of tears due to:

      Low humidity - from central heating, air conditioning or high wind conditions.

      Low blink rate, wide lid aperture - eg, from prolonged use of a computer or microscope.

      Allergic conjunctivitis.

      The more common systemic causes to consider in general practice are endocrine (thyroid disease, diabetes), medication (antihistamines and antidepressants), Parkinson's disease, and rosacea.[4]

      Contributing factors[5]

      Risk factors for dry eye include:

      Female gender.

      Older age.

      Diet low in omega-3 essential fatty acids (or low ratio of omega 3 to omega 6).

      Postmenopausal oestrogen therapy

      Low-humidity environments, computer use or prolonged reading, smoking, vehicle pollution.

      Refractive surgery and use of contact lenses.

      Vitamin A deficiency

       

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    Heck yes,dry eyes caused by mgd,have her check the glands that run on your eye lids,they may be blocked or not enough oil or olis too thick,you wouldnt believe how often they dont check for it. Ask to check the lids for specifically mgd.
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      What is MGD??? I think she checked my eyes pretty well took s picture , checked pressure in my eyes, looked with her eye stuff.
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      The doctor,looks under your lid. Glands are there that express oil for your tear film. All 3 layers of your tear film have to be right or you will have dry eyes. If you google mgd eye,otherwise known as post

      erior blepharitis you will find alot of info. Took me 3 eye doctors til one finally looked for it and found it. Ask for them to look for that specifically. Do your lids ever feel sore or dry along the edge?

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      They feel grittie, pressure , dry and burn. I will ask another eye dr. How did they salve the problem?
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      Unfortunately its ongoing,im in the process of a flare now,cleansing of the rims of your eyes and lids,sometimes warm compresses to open blocked glands or thin secretions,usually omega 3 fish oil,im told 3 1000 mg per day,lid massage,someimes eye drops. There is a ton of info on the web. Sometimes meds need to be used,cortisone drops for short durations,antibiotics such as doxyciline can greatly help some. Presription eyedrops such as restasis and xidra,im sure i spelled that wrong. Eyelid wipes. Sometimes its caused by a mite called demodex,cleridex wipes can be used to kill them. All and all its quite complicated,everyone has to find the right thing that works for them. Also there is debribement,kind of a scrapeing of the glands to open them up from crusting and if you can find it,treatments like lipiflow etc. I was shocked my regular optometrist didnt even think i had dry eye,went for 2nd opinion she found this immediately, confirmed by a third doc,if you have mgd...you have dry eye.
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      I don't need think I have that. I read what mgd is and I don't have that. I have dry burning eyes. My eyes are swollen or red eyelids. I don't know if I should go to the ER. All I have is burning.

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      Burning is a sympyom of mgd,i get it. if your lids are swollen you could have anterior blepharitis.Some people have both types of bleph. Dry eyes equal red,irriated,burning eyes.
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    maryann Perhaps you should seek a second opinion from another eye specialist. I was an ophthalmic nurse and from what you have described it sounds like ry eyes with eye concretions. If the drops are not helping why take them?
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