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what to do if i have bloodshot eyes in the morning. sometimes one more than the other. it's been happening for like a month now. why is this?

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Dr. Eric Saunders
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Possible dry eyes: Bloodshot eyes can be from a variety of causes, like infections, dry eyes, and blepharitis, or chronic inflammation of the eyelids. You should visit your eye doctor to find out the cause and get treatment soon, to avoid any surface damage to the eyes. Do this instead of relying on over the counter remedies.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for bloodshot eyes to go away?

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Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Eye injection: Depends on the etiology of the injected eyes. With simple eye infection or allergic conunctivitis ther is quick resolution in a few days. Injected eyes caused by more complx problmem would take longer. These could include f.B. In the eye, systemic infections and do not forget kawasaki disease.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is any treatment needed for bloodshot eyes?

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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 (tiny broken blood vessel in 1 eye only)-heals on it's own w/in 2 wks. If from corneal abrasion or ulcer-need to see eye doc for tx. If from lack of sleep-sleep more. If from contacts-wear glasses more. If not improving w/ initial tx-pls see your doc.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Causes of bloodshot eyes besides partying?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Some examples & tx's: "pink eye"-time & maybe antibiotic eye drops. If from allergies-tx w/ allergy med. If from subconjunctival hemorrhage (tiny broken blood vessel in 1 eye only)-heals on it's own w/in 2 wks. If from corneal abrasion or ulcer-need to see eye doc for tx. If from lack of sleep-sleep more. If from contacts-wear glasses more. If not improving w/ initial tx-pls see your doc.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How do I stop getting bloodshot eyes whilst on the computer for hours?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Eye care: Look away from screen & blink every 10-15 min. Consider rewetting drops (not decongestant drops). If you use contacts: be sure to clean & use them as directed by your eye doc, consider switching to daily disposable contacts if you use monthly's, & consider wearing your glasses more often. Consider other causes of red eyes such as allergies. If still have probs, please talk w/ ur eye doc.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are some reasons a person could have bloodshot eyes?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Red eyes: Could be cluster headaches, eye infection, glaucoma, foreign object etc... Please get evaluated.

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