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how long does a bloodshot eye take to get better

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
10 days: 10 to 14 days.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Variable: Bloodshot eyes will clear at different rates depending upon the cause. Allergic might clear overnight with antiallergic eyedrops, viral infections cl ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Few weeks: Blood takes a few weeks to resolve.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Few days to few week: It depends on how much hemorrhage is there, it will get absorped slowly in few days or few weeks by itself.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
58 years experience Pediatrics
Conjunctivitis: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is very effective antibiotic for an eye infection. It has prompt action and for most infectious conjunctivitis ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Numerous reasons: The eyes get bloodshot when they are inflamed. The inflammation can be a result of many things including trauma, dryness, infection, allergies and che ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eye: This suggests you have a dry eye syndrome and using the appropriate drops...starting with arificial tears and advancing, should be effective. Use d ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe : Episodically red eyes may be from dryness, allergies, lack of sleep, environmental conditions/exposures, etc. A trial of preservative free artificial ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
No simple answer: Try basic moist compresses, warm and then cold, plain lubricating drops (not the "take the red out" ones!) if there is pain, light sensitivity and /o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Red: If due to inflammation there is moderate redness mostly with some swelling. If due to hemorrhage, it can be strikingly red which persists until the b ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Some thoughts: Couple common problems can do this: corneal abrasion (scratched eye)-perhaps something got into that eye. Subconjunctival hemorrhage-when a tiny blood ... Read More

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