Eye burns are painful inflammation of the cornea just like a burn on the skin. Burns occur when you are exposed to ultraviolet light (UV radiation). It can be caused by all types of UV light. If you are at sea or a lake, the sun itself makes a kind of reflection in the water and on the sand itself that directly attacks the eyes. The cornea itself can be renewed in one or two days and usually, no scars remain. However, if the burns are not treated, an eye infection can occur.
Symptoms of eye burn
Symptoms of eye burns are:
- Pain, strong or weak, usually occurs a few hours after exposure to UV radiation
- Uncomfortable in bright rooms
- Dry eye
- Blurred vision
- Feeling that you have something constantly in your eye.
Causes of eye burns
- Apparatus radiation
- Direct exposure to sunlight
- Reflection from the sun on water or snow
- Tanning salon.
Therapy for eye burns
- Artificial tears
- Rest of the eyes (do not work on the computer and do not get exposed to light)
- Cold compresses over the eye
- Antibiotic drops
- Wearing glasses constantly
- Ophthalmological examination
To prevent such burns, the best way is to protect your eyes, i.e. to wear sunglasses wherever you go and are exposed to UV radiation. If you are on vacation and you have an eye infection and you are not able to come for an ophthalmological examination, we have provided SOS SUMMER EYE CARE, 15-minute online consultation with a doctor.