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A 27-year-old member asked:

what causes blurry vision and red eyes?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Too vague: This is just too vague. I would need many hours to go through the differential.
Dr. Christopher Hood
Ophthalmology 15 years experience
Many things: Depending on the other eye symptoms, onset, duration, etc this could represent a variety of different eye conditions from simpler things like dry eye or ocular allergy to more serious disorders such as contact lens overwear or a corneal infection. You should see an eye doctor for further evaluation if the symptoms worsen.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated.: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What could be causing my eye pain and sensitivity when I touch my eye?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
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