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Do Albino People Have Red Eyes
I know that sometimes albino people have red, or seemingly pink eyes, but could a non-albino be born with red eyes?
No. Many causes: Iris color is a function of the amount of pigment, blood and nerve supply. Trauma and inflammation, injury and surgery and diseases that damage or diminish nerve supply can cause iris color to change. Pink irises are a function of the lack of pigment an are abnormal and indicate a disease, trauma or genetic problem. ...Read more
Could I have uvertis even though eye exam was good? Didn't 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
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
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
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
It depends.: There are multiple reasons why the eye gets red. If it's dry or allergic, you can start with artificial tears or otc drops like alaway or zaditor (ketotifen). If these don't work quickly, you should see an eye md (ophthalmologist) to see if prescription allergy/dry eye drops would be more effective, or if you have a more serious reason for redness such as inflammation inside the eyeball (uveitis). ...Read more
Ocular Allergies: Ocular allergies can be treated by avoiding your known causes (modifying your environment), using artificial tears (dilutional treatment), or by taking antihistamine eye drops. The latter can be prescribed by md, and some are available over the counter. The latter include zaditor, (ketotifen) alaway, Claritin eye drops, and zyrtec eye drops to name a few. Oral antihistamines do not seem to be as satisfying. ...Read more
Depends: There are many causes of red eyes and the treatments vary with the cause. It is okay to try over the counter allergy drops or rewetting drops. If this does not work, see your eye doctor for management. ...Read more
Not really: While cool compresses can help irritated eyes feel better, you should not instill water in the eyes. The eyes are bathed in tears, not water, and water can be irritating to the surface of the eye. In addition, tap water contains certain organisms which can cause serious eye infections. See your eye doctor to determine the cause of your red eyes and the best treatment. ...Read more
Dry eye-blepharitis: Drying can occur during sleeping, especially if someones eyes do not close completely. Actually, pretty common issue especially if some one has had eyelid surgery in past. Also, lid blepharits is common. Try some otc systane liquigel drops or systane gel at bed. If problem persists, see your eye doc. ...Read more
The pupils?: If you mean the red reflex of both eyes (the central pupil portion of the eye looking red), then the fix is either with your camera or picture editing afterwards. The red reflex comes from the reflection of light from the reddish-colored retina. In children, having an abnormal red reflex in photos (e.g. One eye red, the other not, or either eye white rather than red) should prompt evaluation. ...Read more
It depends: On what is causing the eye redness. The possibilities range from mild to severe. Without an examination, it can be difficult to tell. Check in with your local eye doctor so they can evaluate you. They will be able to recommend the appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: There are many causes of red eyes, only some of which are diseases. Likewise, prevention and treatment varies. I recommend you see an ophthalmologist, if you are bothered by red eyes. ...Read more
Usually Zika has one of below also, Have not seen case report of red eyes as first symptom yet. Zika virus though is found in tears of Zika patients. See eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for latest reports 1. Fever
3. Joint pain: arthritis and arthralgia
4. Non purulent Conjunctivitis (red eyes without much discharge)
5. Muscle pain
7. Pain behind the eyes
8. Vomiting ...Read more
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
Artificial tears: Use frequently. However, any cause of chronic red eye must be found out by an exam by an eye doctor to make sure it is nothing serious. Please do so. ...Read more
Will go away: Time will make the blood go away (1-3 weeks). See your doctor to be sure the eye has not been damaged. ...Read more
Well that can be: From your valsalva maneuver look that up on the web. ...Read more
Contact lenses cause your eyes to turn red and can be painful.
Basically the lenses are preventing proper oxygen delivery to the surface of the cornea. After a while, the corneas get irritated and the eye often turns red.
What's concerning (and you can't tell) is that the corneal cells may get sick or die without oxygen. You might develop an infection, such as a corneal ulcer...And can blind. ...Read more
Depends: Yes they usually can. There is more to telling if someone is high then just red eyes. Awkward or weird behaviors, glassy eyes, dazed look, dilated or pin point pupils are just some of the signs. ...Read more
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