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severe bloodshot eyes 6 days i do have chronic dry eye and am using drops and a steroid though it was a bit improved yesterday but very red this morn

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Leap
27 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Dry air: Most airline cabins are pressurized to feel as if they're about 8000 feet in altitude. As such, the air is very, very dry. Keep using your drops, an ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Fleishman
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Redness in the eye could be contact lens intolerance, allergy, inflammation, and many other things that no doctor can diagnose without a proper eye ex ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See eye doctor: But I suspect that you may have dry eyes which may respond to regular use (3-4x/day) of artificial tear preferably in single-dose form. One of the ma ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Pink eye: It is time to see your ophthalmologist. Good luck
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience in Ophthalmology
Blockage : Blockage of the tear drainage duct could be the problem---have it checked by a qualified ophthalmologist as soon as possible.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Corneal abrasion: There should be eye pain and tearing on the eye you suspect was scratched. Redness on that eye can also accompany the corneal abrasion. It is best to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Bacterial?: If you were diagnosed with bacterial conjunctivitis, you will no longer be infectious after 24 hours of antibiotic drops. If it is viral, you pretty ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Blurry vision: Blurry vision that develops during the day can be caused by dry eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), allergies and medications, to name a few. Lubricat ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Infection?: It is best to see your doctor. I don't know the specifics but it seems you could have an infection that is left untreated. I don't know if it has a di ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Carlin
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
Hemorrhage: If bright red where you can't see the white underneath, it could be a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This is benign and will go away over 2-3 weeks. It ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Salvo
28 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes, but ask your Dr: Keep using it, but talk to your doctor as soon as possible to find out if s/he would like you to continue or not.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roberto Beraja
40 years experience in Ophthalmology
Infection: You might have bacterial conjunctivitis, which is an eye infection. You need to go see an eye doctor so get you started on an antibiotic drop. Also, t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not sure: It's difficult to determine what is causing your pain without a complete eye exam and knowing what eye drops you were taking. Pain in the eyes can be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
You should: deal with the offending ALLERGEN ..for example do you own a PET??? (Particularly small animals) See a Board Certified ALLERGIST for some TESTING Hope ... Read More
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Conjunctivitis : May be a cause however there are a number of other inflammatory conditions some can be sight threatening. Recommend see doctor for examination
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Many people get this: from computer use as U forget 2 blink. The solution is drops, preservative free. Refresh is a good product, Liguid. Also gel can B used @ nite. Try it ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Symtoms: Are more specific for allergies. ; puffiness and itching. Use or try allergy eye drops like zaditor (ketotifen) or alloway.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
Dermatitis : By your description, you likely have periocular dermatitis that would not respond to Zaditorâ„¢. You are best to stop the eye drop & cleanse with a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Leon Reid
Dr. Leon Reid answered
50 years experience in Ophthalmology
Redness, : Redness, irritation, and a "small white bump near my pupil" suggest a possible infection of the cornea. This is a very serious condition, and it shou ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
See an eyeMD: There is a big difference between shingles that gives you the painful rash, even if it is on your eyelids, and shingles that involve the cornea and ot ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Episcleritis : This could be episcleritis. Involvement of both eyes concurrently suggests an underlying systemic disease. Involvement of only one eye can too be see ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Solomon Gelbart
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Viral conjunctivitis: It sounds like you have had a relatively severe form of pink eye called Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis or EKC. Unfortunately, with EKC once the acute w ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weiguo Li
Dr. Weiguo Li answered
25 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: You need see your doctor if failed otc treatment.
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