Eye Burning Accompanied by Itching and Discharge
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What causes eye burning sensation? 9 possible conditions

Eye burning accompanied by itching or discharge is usually a sign of infection. These symptoms can also occur due to an eye injury or a foreign body in the eye. These symptoms are serious and should be investigated by your eye doctor or primary care doctor... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Corneal Abrasion

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A minor scratch to the eye's cornea is called a corneal abrasion. It can be caused by dust, contact lenses, or other foreign objects, and can sometimes develop into a serious eye condition.

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2

Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis)

Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelash follicles. Its cause is unclear, but allergies, mites, dandruff, and certain medications may increase the likelihood of this form of inflammation.

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3

Dry Eye Syndrome

There are a lot of conditions and medications that can cause dry eye syndrome. Read about the causes and treatment options.

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4

Corneal Ulcer

A corneal ulcer is an open sore that forms on the cornea. It's usually caused by an infection. Even small injuries to the eye can lead to infections.

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5

Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease, a disease in which the immune system mistakes the body's own cells for invaders. In RA, the immune system attacks the synovia, the membranes lining the joints.

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6

Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma)

Systemic sclerosis (SS) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the body.

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7

Sarcoidosis

Learn about sarcoidosis and its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and potential complications.

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8

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis (pink eye) is an infection or swelling that typically gives your eye a red or pink color. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment.

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9

Eye Emergencies

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

If you have an injured eye or a foreign object in your eye, you'll likely need to seek medical attention right away. Here's what to look out for in eye emergencies.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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