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Swollen eyes on waking up, burning sensation, watering, sensitivity to light. Cure?

hi, when i woke up this morning my eyes were slightly swollen. they burned and were extremely watery. Whenever i am driving in the morning without sunglasses my eyes burn really badly and water a bit. Also when i was in the car and i turned the heat on, it directly hit my face and my eyes immidetly began to burn and water. I have no idea what is going on but can you please help? thank you!!!!
Asked On : Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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Hi welcome to HCM.
If there is redness along with swelling and burning , it could be due to Dry eyes/ a mild allergic reaction too, which can be differentiated by direct slit lamp examination .

Any ocular surface epithelial disturbance will cause watering and burning. Try cold compresses with a good preservative free lubricant eye drops for a day. If not comfortable get an evaluation done for further assessment.

If you are a computer user, take frequent breaks to ensure enough blinking of the eye to maintain a constant tear flow across the eye.

Take care.
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