What Is the Best Treatment for Burning Eyes?

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Treatment for burning eyes can range from removing oneself from the source of irritation to medicated eye drops to immediate emergency treatment, depending on the cause of the burning eyes, as Healthgrades explains. Burning eyes accompanied by a discharge of pus or changes in vision require immediate medical care.

Many cases of burning eyes are caused by exposure to chemical irritants, environmental pollution or overuse of contact lenses. In these situations, removal from the situation causing the irritation is typically all the treatment that is required. Burning eyes can also be caused by conjunctivitis, blepharitis and other viruses, or inflammation, as Healthline explains. These conditions require medical care. When burning eyes are caused by a foreign body in the eye or a corneal scratch, emergency treatment is needed.