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Can you get blood shot eyes that lead to blindness if you don't get enough sleep?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
No: Blood shot eyes when sleep deprived are usually a sign of dryness and irritation. Try some artificial tears and trying to adhere to a regular sleep / wake cycle.
Dr. Paul Holmwood
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Red eyes from lack of sleep is due to prolonged eye exposure to air and irritants causing surface inflammation with resultant redness.

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Last updated Feb 8, 2017

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