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Why do my eyes burn when I cry?
Optometrist Weston Tuten, OD , explains why this sensation happens, and how to find relief. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Eyes typically burn when they dry out. The tear film that covers the surface of the eye is comprised of three layers.
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. Sometimes it's easy to tell what's causing an eye to burn.
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The feeling of your eyes burning typically indicates a minor irritant that will go away as soon as your tears wash your eye out. Learn More Sometimes, the sensation of burning eyes indicates a more severe problem, like a chemical burn or sunburn on the eye, or chronic dry eyes that require more intensive treatment than over-the-counter eyedrops. Learn More.
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