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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Red Eye (Single) (Overview)

Red eye is a symptom in which a one or both of a person's eyes are redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, drug side effects, etc.


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About 1 week ago i awoke with a single red eye but only in the inner corner. It has remained in that spot for a week and my eye feels uncomfortable.

About 1 week ago i awoke with a single red eye but only in the inner corner. It has remained in that spot for a week and my eye feels uncomfortable.

See ophthalmologist: The eye probably has a small hemorrhage in the sclera which will go away in time. The problem is that this is less likely since you are symptomatic. Do not fool with the eye. Vision is precious and you will do yourself a favor by being seen and making sure this is nothing more severe. Go over to the eye center on mohammed ali. They should be still open. Call first. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Red Eye (Single) (Overview)

Red eye is a symptom in which a one or both of a person's eyes are redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, drug side effects, etc.


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I woke up 2days ago with a red eye. No pains no itches no discharge, just redness. What are the possible causes.

I woke up 2days ago with a red eye. No pains no itches no discharge, just redness. What are the possible causes.

Many possibilities: A simple red eye can be literally hundreds of things. But in general if it is only red with no other symptoms like pain, itching, irritation, tearing, discharge, blurred vision it is unlikely to be anything to worry about. Watch for other symptoms and if they occur you should see an eye doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Red eye (single) (Tip)

Eye drop medicine Clears away the yellow goo Pink eye will be gone. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect your lazy eye
Once
Get an annual eye exam
Yearly
If your condition is severe, use low vision aids
Once
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Red eye after I get up?

Red eye morning: The most common causes of red eye in the morning are: not enough sleep, blepharitis, allergy, dry eye, eyes opening while sleeping. An eye MD can help you sort it out. In the meantime, get enough sleep. Blepharitis is treated with warm compresses in the evening followed by scrubbing the base of the eyelashes with a cotton swab dipped in diluted baby shampoo. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. ...Read more

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I have red eye what should i do?

I have red eye what should i do?

Depends: "Red eye" comes in many forms, some relatively benign & others severe & sight threatening. Treatment mainly depends on symptoms & vision change. If you've bruised your eyeball (red blotch) without pain & vision change, you may just observe and trial artificial tears for soothing. Allergies & dry eye redness may respond to antihistamine drops and artificial tears. An exam is best to figure this out ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do not rub your eye
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I have a red eye. what should i do?

Exam: Cannot be diagnosed without an examination and direct visualization. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
Once
Do not occlude or cover your eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
Once
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Woke up entire eye red eye what is it?

Woke up entire eye red eye what is it?

Subconjunctival heme: If there is a patch of red on the surface of your eye, and your vision is unaffected, and you have no pain, it is possible that you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage -- essentially a bruise on your eyeball. You should see an eye md for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do people have more red eye than others?

Why do people have more red eye than others?

Red eyes: "More Red eyes than others" can be due to genetic blood vessel patterns differences, chronic dry eyes, pterygia or pinguecula (growth on surface of eye), inflammation in eye or body. See eyeMD to rule out more concerning reasons. Eyedoc2020@blogspot.com has more info if due to dry eyes: see "Lid Hygiene" ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
See your doctor to determine if your pink eye is allergic, viral, or bacterial
once
Do not use someone else's eye drops
Once
Dr. Theodore Wu Dr. Wu
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For red eye what type of oral medicine is used?

Dr. Theodore Wu Dr. Wu
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Red eye: Since red eye may have dozens of causes, the type of medicine used varies with the ailment... ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
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Reduce alcohol intake
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Red eye won't go away. Why is it not going away?

Red eye won't go away. Why is it not going away?

Depends : Chronic red eyes is a common problem that needs to be evaluated. It can have many causes from allergies to infections. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Red eye?

What is the definition or description of: Red eye?

Red eye: Red eye - the eye has a red coloration due to infection or injury. ...Read more

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Who should I see first about my chronic red eye symptoms?

Who should I see first about my chronic red eye symptoms?

Eye doctor: See an eye doctor. Other specialties are unlikley to be able to identify the root cause of the problem quickly. ...Read more

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What can be done about a red eye for more than three weeks?

What can be done  about a red eye for more than three weeks?

Exam: A red eye for three weeks merits an exam, as most minor causes will have resolved in that time period. Add'l symptoms that would prompt an exam include pain, light sensitivity, blurred or hazy vision, or discharge and/or tearing. ...Read more