While most of the symptoms in your eye point to something relatively minor and treatable, such as allergy and dry eye syndrome, others may be more serious.
Burning eyes can have several possible causes, ranging from the simple to the complex, and the burning sensation can occur with or without other symptoms such as itching, eye pain, watery eyes or discharge.
Frequently, burning eyes are caused by unavoidable environmental influences, such as strong winds or high pollen counts. However, similar sensations can be symptoms of a more serious eye problem that requires medical attention. To select appropriate treatment, it’s important to first establish the cause (or causes) of your burning eyes.
Glare and Light Sensitivity
Beyond seeing halos, experiencing double vision within one eye or seeing faded or yellow colors, cataracts can also cause sensitivity to light and glare. When a light source affects our ability to see clearly, we refer to it as glare.
Eye pain is common, but it’s rarely a symptom of a serious condition. Most often, the pain resolves without medicine or treatment. Eye pain is also known as ophthalmalgia.
Tearing is a normal function of the eye. Excessive tearing, or teary eyes that are not from normal crying, can be a sign of an underlying health condition or disease. The tears of the eye come from the tear gland, called the lacrimal gland, which is located above the outer eye. Tears are composed of water, oil, and antibodies. The moisture from tears on the front of the eye, the cornea, is essential to prevent damage to the cornea from drying and becoming inflamed (keratitis) leading to corneal abrasion and corneal ulser
A sudden onset of many spots and floaters in your field of vision
Usually, eye floaters are due to a benign, age-related condition called vitreos detachment. This occurs when the eye’s gel-like interior liquefies and separates from the retina, the light-sensitive inner lining of the back of the eye.
The best way to protect your eyes as you age is to make sure you have a comprehensive eye exam at least every two years.