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A 35-year-old female asked:

When i wake in the morning my eyes are red what cause that?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 62 years experience
Morning red eye: This is usually related to changes in tear secretion and the appropriate therapy can alleviate this, .
Dr. Jennifer Frank
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Many things: It can be related to irritation from wearing contact lenses overnight, from allergies, an infection (which should be temporary and cause symptoms all day), or another irritant such as makeup, face cream, or soap.

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Last updated Nov 21, 2013


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