A member asked:

How long can i wait with eye redness to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Andrew Shatz answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Not long: It is important to identify the cause of eye redness, especially if it is associated with pain and/or vision loss. Redness is often caused by dry eyes, allergies or pink eye. Other conditions can also be at work, and each responds best to early intervention. If your redness does not go away within a day, see an eye doctor. If there is also vision loss or pain, go to the doctor immeditately.

Answered 2/11/2021


Dr. Luis Villaplana answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Not long: If painful, asap. If only red or itchy, 2-3 days.

Answered 2/19/2012



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