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Half of my eye is bloodshot

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Painful eye: A painful eye can be a serious problem. The most common causes of redness of the eye are pink eye and allergies, but these are not painful. Redness as... Read More
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Which eye?: Left half of your left eye? Or left half of right eye, or left halves of both eyes? Could be inflammation from any number of reasons. Or infection. Or... Read More
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Show it to Dr: Scleral hemorrhages ( in the white of th eye) are benign and will disappear by themselves without treatment in few days. The question is whether or no... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joanna Fisher
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Depends on the cause: If you have a dry eye condition that is causing it, you can try over the counter artificial tears. Avoid situations that aggregate it such as exposure... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Depends on cause: It depends on cause.Subconjunctival hemorrhages clear over the times without any treatment. If due to infection, inflammation or allergy appropriate ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
No quick way: People always want a cure... A magic wand but since blood shot eyes can be from just too little sleep - try some rest. If that does not work go se... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Allergy, dryness: Common causes of eye redness include allergy, dry eye, irritation from airborne particles (smoke, dust), and chronic eyelid inflammation / infection. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Probably: Depends on the cause. If from "pink eye"-time & maybe antibiotic eye drops. If from allergies-tx w/ allergy med. If from subconjunctival hemorrhage (t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Depends on the cause: See an eye doctor to determine the cause then the best treatment can be outlined.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Topical lubricants: Most chronic red eyes are due to eye dryness. Try using lubricant eyedrops and plain eye ointment at night. Some chronic redness is due to excess ve... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Yes and no: The laptop computer itself does not cause red eyes, but staring at the computer for long periods of time allows the eyes to dry out, which can produce... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Hemorrhage: The most common cause of a red eye on one part is innocuous bleeding under the conjunctiva due to a weak eye vessel. These usually cause no pain and ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Find the cause: Redness and swelling are general markers of inflammation. The inflammation could have several causes, each treated differently. You can try lubricatin... Read More

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