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A 36-year-old member asked:

What causes red eyes after sleep?

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Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Dry eye-blepharitis: Drying can occur during sleeping, especially if someones eyes do not close completely. Actually, pretty common issue especially if some one has had eyelid surgery in past. Also, lid blepharits is common. Try some otc systane liquigel drops or systane gel at bed. If problem persists, see your eye doc.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What can you do to prevent red eyes due to sleep debt?

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Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Could be bad: In other words, your eyes are get red with sleep deprivation. If you where contact lenses, overwear is the most obvious cause. If so, be careful not to wear the lenses if you develop pain, develop blurry vision or there is a discharge. See your eye professional at once. Dry eye and allergies are other possibilities.
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A female asked:

What causes red eyes after shower?

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Dr. Solomon Gelbart
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Multiple factors: There are multiple factors. Certainly getting soap or other chemicals into the eyes will make them red. Just the heat from the steam and hot water is enough to dilate the blood vessels of the conjunctiva which makes the eyes look red.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of red eyes?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Infection: Inflammation or irritation or just bleeding.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What can cause me to have red eyes?

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Dr. Michael Kermani
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Many Possibilities: This is a broad question with many possible answers. Most commonly, chronic redness can come from inflammatory conditions including eye allergies, eye dryness, eye rubbing, episcleritis (a surface inflammation), and/or subconjunctival hemorrhages (small burst blood vessels on the whites of the eyes). Start with artificial tears for lubrication & make sure not to rub the eyes; see eye md if needed.
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A 44-year-old male asked:

I have red eyes. what is the possible causes?

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Dr. Niel Venter
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Many possibilities: There are many possibilities, including pink eyes, other conjunctivitis's, hangover etc. have it checked by your doc. You might be contagious.

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