Causes and Treatment for Burning and Watery Eyes

Burning and watery eyes is a eye condition that affect your daily activities and reduce your ability to focus on other things. The effects of these eye conditions are mostly observed on both eyes. However, redness or tearing may occur in one eye. Regardless of how many eyes are affected, it is important to know the cause, so you can get proper treatment.

In this article, we will discuss some of the most popular causes and treatment for watery and burning eyes. We will also discuss some symptoms.


Harmful Objects in Your Eye

When a harmful element gets in your eye, like sand, a speck of dust, or someone’s finger, you may feel its effects on the surface of your eye. The following symptoms are usually observed:

  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Feeling of pain or discomfort in your eye
  • Tearing
  • Excessive blinking [1]

You are more prone to get a sharp object in your eyes when you are outside in a windy weather, working on a building project, or cleaning a dusty room. You can remove small harmful elements in your eyes with artificial tear or saline solution. It would also help to avoid moving your eyes excessively, ensure you wash your hands before touching your eye, and remain calm. It’s not advisable for experts to apply any pressure on your eyes if an object is trapped inside.

You will need urgent medical treatment to remove any glass, wood, or metal in your eyes. Objects, bigger than a tiny speck, will also require emergency medical attention. Cover your eyes when performing dangerous activities. If you work with chemicals, woods, glass, or metal, it would help to cover your eyes regularly.