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A 18-year-old male asked:

My eyes have been red for the last week. they will be all red one day and then the next it'll only be the corners. could this be pink eye?

4 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Red eyes: Is is possible you may have allergic conjunctivitis. See your doctor or an ophthomologist for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Red eye: A red eye can be caused by many different things including dryness, inflammation, infection. An exam by an eye doctor should help to determine the cause.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Red eye: You may want to try some artificial tears, such as theratears or systane, available over the counter at your drugstore. If the redness still does not improve, call your local eye doctor for an appointment.
Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
Red eye has many cau: Intermittent redness has many cause. Usually conjunctivitis is associated with discharge and usually will spread from one eye to the next. Common causes based on your history are dry eye and low grade inflammations of the lids and lashes. The diagnosis can usually be made by an eye doctor using a slit lamp which is a special type of microscope.

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