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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Could it be something bad if I have red eyes?

Could it be something bad if I have red eyes?

Possibly: Eyes are red from dryness, infection, interior inflammation, bleeding, and other causes. If the vision is diminished you need evaluation immediately. If the eye is painful you need evaluation very soon. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out. ...Read more

Dr. Neil Notaroberto Dr. Notaroberto
Ophthalmology
25 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Why is it bad to worry about waking up with a headache and red eyes?

Why is it bad to worry about waking up with a headache and red eyes?

Type of headache?: Typically when patients wake up with peri-orbital "headaches" with red eyes, a sinus congestion/allergy type of reaction is probably responsible. This is of course if there are no other neurologic or ophthalmic symptoms. Headache evaluation takes us a a short amount of time but there are a dozen questions we ask to delineate the cause, so it is best to consult your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. John Nesbitt Dr. Nesbitt
Urology
37 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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I have chylamdia and chylamdia conjuctivits i was treated at the ER for a sever burning when i pee as well as very red eyes i was given 1g of azithromicin and also a shot of another antibiotic it has been 2 days and i still have a bad burn in urine im won

I have chylamdia and chylamdia conjuctivits i was treated at the ER for a sever burning when i pee as well as very red eyes i was given 1g of azithromicin and also a shot of another antibiotic it has been 2 days and i still have a bad burn in urine im won

More time: You may need to give the medications more time to work. You may still be able to transmit the infection to a partner for 7 days after treatment as well, so you should not expect to be well after 2 days. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Rothstein Dr. Rothstein
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Cesar Sturla Dr. Sturla
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena
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Dr. Alfred H. Rivera Dr. Rivera
Ophthalmology
36 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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Why has my ophthamologist been unsuccessful in treating my painful red eye, could it be something really bad?

Why has my ophthamologist been unsuccessful in treating my painful red eye, could it be something really bad?

Yes: A painful red eye can be caused by many things. To begin to mention them would only be speculation in your case. If your ophthalmologist is unable to relieve your painful red eye make sure he has fully explained to you what he believes is the cause and how he is treating the condition. Then ask why is it that you feel no better. If these questions are not answered well. Seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What to do if I had a photo taken of me on christmas and noticed that What to do if I had one red eye and one white eye! is that a bad thing?

What to do if I had a photo taken of me on christmas and noticed that What to do if I had one red eye and one white eye! is that a bad thing?

Eye exam: The difference could be just in the light reflection from positioning of the camera. But it could also be something more serious like a cataract present in one eye. The difference between the two eyes certainly warrants a thorough eye exam by an ophthalmologist, even if you don't notice anything unusual with your vision. ...Read more

Dr. Phillip Goebel Dr. Goebel
Emergency Medicine
12 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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Could I have uvertis even though eye exam was good?didnt ask about redness since inside eye was good. Side of eyes are red Eyes white before June.

Uveitis=pain: Uveitis usually is associated with significant pain not just redness. If you saw an ophthalmologist and they performed a complete exam of your eye they should have been able to see the other findings of uveitis. More common causes of redness that has been going on for several months are allergic reactions, dust exposure, sun exposure, and lack of sleep. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Red eyes from sinus infection..How to reduce the redness?

Red eyes from sinus infection..How to reduce the redness?

Depends on the cause: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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I have pain infront of head,,red eyes,,watery fluid in nose and redness in the nostrils?

I have pain infront of head,,red eyes,,watery fluid in nose and redness in the nostrils?

Allergies?: Sounds like springtime allergies. Consider some sort of antihistamine such as loratidine for a trial for a week and see if that helps. If not, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Tod Haller Dr. Haller
Ophthalmology
12 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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No pain, no itching, just red eyes. Condition i've had throughout my life. Tried many eye drops, mostly artificial tears. Ways to prevent redness?

No pain, no itching, just red eyes. Condition i've had throughout my life. Tried many eye drops, mostly artificial tears. Ways to prevent redness?

Many possibilities: It can be way too many things to list, such as chronic allergies, pterygium, chronic dry eyes, large blood vessels, etc. An ophthalmologist would be able to tell. The one thing you don't want to start doing is self treating with very dangerous eye drops, such as visine and clear eyes, which will certainly make it worse. Start with an ophthalmology exam and go from there. Feel better. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradford Romans Dr. Romans
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Jon Fishburn Dr. Fishburn
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Why I have red eyes ...

Why I have red eyes ...

Dryness/fatigue: The blood vessels naturally become more visible in the eyes as you age due to thinning of the tissues. Exacerbations of eye redness may occur from a variety of things such as dryness, wind, tiredness, allergies, infections, inflammations, & chronic use of some types of ophthalmic medications. As a benign treatment, trial some otc artificial tears (eg. Refresh tears) to soothe your eyes. ...Read more

Dr. Timothy Perozek Dr. Perozek
Ophthalmology
19 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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I have red eyes and eatching?

I have red eyes and eatching?

See eye doctor: The first thing to try is artificial tears... Not something that says "get the red out". Just plain over the counter artificial tears like freshkoat or systane. If no improvement after a couple of days, see your eye doctor as may be an infection or allergy. Don't wear contacts till resolved. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Should I still go to work if I have red eyes?

Red eye contagion: This depends upon the cause. If it is a hemorrhage (bright red, little effect on the vision, almost no discomfort) then there is not problem. If it is a viral conjunctivitis (diffuse redness, irritation, discharge, swelling of the eye lining) then it is contagious and your fellow workers will be very angry if they get it. Your ophthalmologist can sort out the cause and give treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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I have red eyes that are caused by computers What should I do?

I have red eyes that are caused by computers What should I do?

Take breaks and...: This is a common problem. Fortunately there are many strategies that can help. See http://visionsource.com/blog/tips-for-eliminating-computer-eye-strain/ and https://www.cnet.com/how-to/five-surefire-ways-to-reduce-computer-eyestrain/ and http://www.allaboutvision.com/cvs/irritated.htm for useful suggestions... ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Sir i mustburate too much. N got some swelling in my right testicular...I have red eyes ...What should I do now?

Sir i mustburate too much. N got some swelling in my right testicular...I have red eyes ...What should I do now?

Hey man...: The red eyes aren't due to your enjoying your body, and unless you're being really rough on yourself, neither is the testicular swelling. If either persist or get really uncomfortable, get with your physician. Many men your age entertain themselves several times a day and this is fine. It's "too much" if you're obsessed with erotica & missing out on the rest of life. Your doctor can help this. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn Dr. Fishburn
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Hi, I have a problem. My problem is that I have red eyes and red skin in the face area. What should I do. Thanks!

Hi, I have a problem. My problem is that I have red eyes and red skin in the face area. What should I do. Thanks!

Need to examine : It's difficult to say without examining your eyes and face, but a rather common condition is rosacea, in which there is redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead; small visible blood vessels on the face.; bumps or pimples on the face. Watery or irritated red eyes. This condition can be managed well with treatment but is incurable. ...Read more

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