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.Source: MeSH
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.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with eye burns or stings, 72% report having eye redness, 70% report having itchiness of eye, and 58% report having pain in eye.
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 .
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 .
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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.