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Scranton, PA
A 27-year-old male asked:

what can be causing my eyes to go red randomly that is not allergies, sleep disorder, or eye strain. could this be a head injury or thyroid issue?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dry eyes: Please consider seeing your eye doctor. It's unlikely that thyroid or head injury is causing random red eyes. A common cause is dry eyes, but it could also be other things.

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