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Eye burns or stings

Also known as Eye burns or stings

Corneal and conjunctival dryness due to deficient tear production, predominantly in menopausal and post-menopausal women. Filamentary keratitis or erosion of the conjunctival and corneal epithelium may be caused by these disorders. Sensation of the presence of a foreign body in the eye and burning of the eyes may occur.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of eye burns or stings are conjunctivitis, conjunctivitis due to allergy, and dry eye of unknown cause. Other possible causes, such as foreign body in the eye, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with eye burns or stings often receive other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea, ophthalmic examination and evaluation, nonoperative removal of foreign body, ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, glaucoma procedures and lens and cataract procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with eye burns or stings include erythromycin, gentamicin ophthalmic, tetracaine (one touch), olopatadine ophthalmic, fluorescein ophthalmic, erythromycin ophthalmic, tobramycin (tobi), tropicamide ophthalmic, phenylephrine (duramax), cyclosporine ophthalmic, naphazoline ophthalmic, loteprednol ophthalmic and ciprofloxacin ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for eye burns or stings include . On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get eye burns or stings.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
0.8x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
1.4x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.1x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
0.9x
Other
0.8x
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