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Danielle lewis


Can acid reflux cause burning eyes?

I have got burning eyes for a few days already. I am worried. Does that have anything to do with acid reflux? Has anyone had the experience before?
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  • Sharon Young


    Actually, yes, reflux can cause burning eyes. What happens is as acid washes up, even if you don't necessarily get acid high enough to taste, the vapors can get up into your nasal cavity. If you smell stomach acid (and if you have GERD/reflux you probably know what it smells like), then enough acid vapor is making it up the pipe to dissolve in the moisture in your nose and even your eyes via backflow through the lacrimal drainage system. The burning would be in a pattern of more irritation near the inner/nasal corners of the eyes than the outer/temporal corners. I am under chronic treatment for GERD but occasionally get backwash with symptoms like this.
  • Blazer


    Hello Danielle, did you ever find a cure for your problems? I have the same symptoms for 2 years now. I've been having problems with reflux for some years now. No medications seem to help and lately my eyes turn red whenever I lay down and they often burn. I have been to many eye doctors but they have no clue what's causing this.
  • Alexandria taylor


    Yes, acid reflux can cause your burning eyes. Acid reflux is mainly lower esophageal sphincter function loss, caused in the stomach into the esophagus or the mouth as a general rule, one hour after the meal the most obvious symptoms. Your acid reflux may make it easy for you to get dehydration. Your eyes will feel dry. That is the main reason for you to get burning feeling. You should better use some eye drops to moisture your eyes and make your eyes get comfortable. About the prevention about acid reflux, you could do something. You should not eat raw, cold, hard and spicy diet. You should change the bad habits and customs in a timely manner to relieve the pressure of modern life, avoid wearing tight underwear. Don't eat in one hour before going to sleep. Don't smoke. In addition, when sleeping can cushion the head high, or the head of a bed up 15 cm, it can also help reduce acid reflux. You should pay attention to keep fit. The abdominal adipose accumulation is overmuch which is likely to slow down the stomach peristalsis and food retention time growth. Try to avoid drinking with sour fruit juices such as lemon juice, tomato juice. The acid taste drink can stimulate inflammation of the esophagus, aggravating the chest burning and chest pain
  • sherri Daughtery


    Hi. Yes it can cause burning eyes. I had a bad Gerd attack over the last few weeks, went to my new Doctor and he said everything above the throat, ie, ears, nose eyes, can have pressure from the acid washing up into the esophagus. My eyes felt like they were on fire, I tried visine, it just got worse. finally went to the DR. Fri, what put me into this state was taking pain relief for my tendenosis in my shoulder. He said the burning in the eyes is not something they see a lot, but it has been reported and does happen. IT WAS AWFUL! Two days later with the help of my normal Prilosec and high does Zantac (150) two times a day my burning eyes are better, and my belly is better. 4 of my fathers Siblings have had and died from Barretts Esophagus, (one living) so I try to stay on top of the Gerd-acid reflux. But this was the first time I suffered burning eyes.
  • Logan hall


    Acid reflux is a problem of stomach. People suffered from acid reflux may feel a rising, burning feeling in the chest, but it not cause burning eyes. Besides, people has acid reflux may also suffers from sour or bitter taste, chest pain as well as difficulty swallowing. And this is not related to our eyes. And burning eyes usually caused by tired eyes or eye infection as well as some other eye diseases. So, I suggest getting an eye check first to diagnose what causes the burning eyes.
  • Tina otaru


    What can I use to manage the burning and dryness in my left eye as an Acid reflux patient
  • Riley


    Generally speaking, acid reflux may not cause buring eyes. Burning eyes can be caused by other reasons. First of all, it may be something irritative that gets into your eyes, such as oil, paint, and so on. You should use clean fowing water to wash clean your eyes. Then you can apply some antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eye drops into your eyes. Take good rest after that, do not go to where there is strong light. In addition, your burning eyes can also be caused by conjunctivitis, keratitis, dry eyes, and so on. If so, you shoulod go to the doctor's for an examination and correspondent treatment. Pay attention to have adequate rest and sleep, and do good eye hygiene, and eat more vegetables and fruits instead of irritative foods such as spicy dishes.
  • evilrain


    Well, in my opinion, acid reflux cannot lead to burning eyes. According to some experts, symptoms of acid reflux include heartburn, regurgitation, and dyspepsia. And you should know that dyspepsia is a term for stomach discomfort. So when dyspepsia occurs, some symptoms of dyspepsia, such as nausea after eating, stomach fullness or bloating, and discomfort can be common. But there is no evidence which shows that it will be related to burning eyes. And for burning eyes, it is commonly caused by eye infection, and eye injury. So if you have burning eyes, you can use some ice with cold compresses first. And then, go and see the eye doctor.