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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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How are pink eye and blood shot eyes different?

How are pink eye and blood shot eyes different?

Difficult: Even for medical doctors, this is difficult there is a simple new test that can readily identify pink eye. ...Read more

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I quit taking seroquel (quetiapine) 100mg. For two days i was itching all over, blood shot eyes, extremely sensitive to light, what was causing these symptoms?

I quit taking seroquel (quetiapine) 100mg. For two days i was itching all over, blood shot eyes, extremely sensitive to light, what was causing these symptoms?

Adverse reaction: I know thatseroquel can cause your eyes to be dry because of tear production decrease. Ask prescribing doctor of any other med to replace sequel. Treat eyes with over the counter arificilal tear drops like refresh or systane. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have pink eye or is it just blood shot?

How do I know if I have pink eye or is it just blood shot?

Allergic/Viral/Bacte: Pink eye is lay mans term used for redness in the eye which can be caused by different conditions allergic conjunctivitis little redness, swelling and itching viral infection especially adenovirus, herpes zoster, can be with severe pain, intolerance to light and vision problem baterial infection which will present with redness, discharge and pain subconjunctival hemorrhage redness only, no pain/itching. ...Read more

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I took 300 mg of gabapentin today for the first time and now I have blood shot eyes. Is that a bad sign?

I took 300 mg of gabapentin today for the first time and now I have blood shot eyes. Is that a bad sign?

Gabapentin: Please do not take any more Gabapentin but please see your doctor about your bloodshot eyes! Let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Hello! I recently induced vomiting, and I've noticed I have blood shot eyes as a yellow tinge to both eye balls - should I be worried?

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I recently induced vomiting, and I've noticed I have blood shot eyes as a yellow tinge to both eye balls - should I be worried?

No: Most likely you burst a blood vessel from vomiting. It's very common people can get Subconjuctival hemorrhage from any kind of straining that cause pressure I.e. Vomiting, sneezing, heaven lifting, staying , coughing etc It will go away in 1-2 weeks and do not worry. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have blood shot eyes?

What does it mean if I have blood shot eyes?

Lots of causes: Red eyes can simply be from dry eye syndrome (common in women, especially peri or post menopausal). Other causes include eyelid inflammation (blepharitis) or infection. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have blood shot eyes?

Could it be something bad if I have blood shot eyes?

Maybe but not likely: It is not uncommon to get a subconjunctival hemorrhage once or twice in your life. It is far less common to develop recurrent bouts, such as annually. If this happens more than once per year, have an evaluation. The doctor may recommend some blood work to ensure that you are fine. ...Read more

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I've been feeling more tired and have some blood shot eyes. When should I see the doctor?

I've been feeling more tired and have some blood shot eyes. When should I see the doctor?

When persistent: Fatigue lowers the tear flow and causes some eye redness. As long as your vision is not affected or the eyes do not hurt or have pus in them, then you can wait a few days for it to clear. And get some relief from topical lubricant eyedrops. If persistent then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my blood shot eyes until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my blood shot eyes until I can see a doctor?

Depends: If the eyes are red (looking in the mirror) and have no other symptoms you need do nothing. If it is hemorrhage under the conjunctiva, nothing will work - it will absorb by itself. If infectious or allergic redness, then an anti-allergic drop like zaditor (ketotifen) might help. An ophthalmologist can determine if it is infectious and whether you need an anti-biotic. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband has blood shot eyes and a killer headachr with light sensitivity. what could this be?

What do you suggest if my husband has blood shot eyes and a killer headachr with light sensitivity. what could this be?

Cluster headache?: I always tell people that a headache never killed anybody, but some of the causes of headaches can. The most benign thing (and thus the most likely thing) this could be is cluster headache, but there are other possibilities that should be ruled out. This is just an educated guess. There is no substitute for a clinical history and a physical exam performed in a doctor's office. ...Read more

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Can you get blood shot eyes that lead to blindness if you don't get enough sleep?

Can you get blood shot eyes that lead to blindness if you don't get enough sleep?

No: Blood shot eyes when sleep deprived are usually a sign of dryness and irritation. Try some artificial tears and trying to adhere to a regular sleep / wake cycle. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my blood shot eyes go away?

How fast can I make my blood shot eyes go away?

Depends on the cause: Blood shot eye, also called red eye is a non-specific term to describe an eye that appears red due to illness or injury, ranging from dry eyes, or allergies to much more serious things such as bacterial infections. If not too painful, nor traumatic and infrequent, i would recommend otc artificial tear lubricants 3-4x/day. If symptoms still persist or worsen, then see an ophthalmologist (eye md). ...Read more

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Do symptoms like blood shot eyes go away quickly?

Do symptoms like blood shot eyes go away quickly?

It depends: Bloodshot eyes caused by a subconjunctival hemorrhage can take up to 2 weeks or longer to go away. If the eye is pink (inflammation, allergy, infection), it may improve quickly with the appropriate treatment. A trip to the eye doctor can help sort out what is going on and how best to treat it. ...Read more

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Glassy, blood shot eyes during chest cold. Is this normal?

Glassy, blood shot eyes during chest cold. Is this normal?

Common: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I've been sleeping enough, what else can cause blood shot eyes?

I've been sleeping enough, what else can cause blood shot eyes?

You have allergies?: Dry eye syndrome? If this is a chronic issue have it medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Can eye drops help blood shot eyes?

Can eye drops help blood shot eyes?

Yes: Drops with vasoconstrictors such as visine can take the red out temporarily, so using them once for photos or something is ok, but don't use them regularly or you can get rebound redness when stopping them. Best to treat the cause however. ...Read more

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Constant sore, dry, and blood shot eyes? Allergies?

Constant sore, dry, and blood shot eyes?  Allergies?

Maybe: This group of symptoms can describe many problems including allergies, dry eye and blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid). Your best bet is to see an eye doctor to determine which is the primary cause and treat it. If allergy is the primary cause, itching is usually the predominant symptom. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more