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Dr. Philip Chao
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Why do albino people have red eyes?

Dr. Philip Chao
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Why do albino people have red eyes?

They have no: Pigment in their iris.

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Red Eye (Definition)

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, ...Read more


Dr. Bruce Saran
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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I know that sometimes albino people have red, or seemingly pink eyes, but could a non-albino be born with red eyes?

Dr. Bruce Saran
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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

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Phillip Goebel
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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.

Dr. Phillip Goebel
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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

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

Dr. Payam Rafat
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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. Adam Levy
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Dr. David Earle
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I have pain infront of head,,red eyes,,watery fluid in nose and redness in the nostrils?

Dr. David Earle
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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

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Dr. Tod Haller
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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?

Dr. Tod Haller
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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?

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
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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.

Dr. Bradford Romans
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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.

Causes?: Allergy, irritation, infection, glaucoma, trauma... If persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Do lots of people get red eyes, or is it unusual?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Frequent: Eye redness is probably the second most common reason for a visit to an ophthalmologist (#1 is checking for glasses). Your exam will sort out whether you have infection, bleeding, inflammation, allergy or some other problem. The information can be helpful and prevent the spread of infectious conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Clear
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Is it true that some people always have red eyes due to dry eye sindrome, even if they're being treated for it?

Dr. Brian Clear
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Is it true that some people always have red eyes due to dry eye sindrome, even if they're being treated for it?

Yes: This is indeed true, but sometimes there is a treatable or reversible cause of the dry eyes such as a medication or supplement causing dryness. An example of such would be frequent use of Sudafed or other stimulant medications for allergies. Allergies themselves can also cause red eyes which would generally be itchy, not dry. Exposure to irritants at home/at work could also cause this. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Mong
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Why are people with harlequin type ichthyosis disease born with red eyes?

Dr. Michael Mong
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Why are people with harlequin type ichthyosis disease born with red eyes?

The eyelids...: The eyelids of these children often are rolled out and pulled away for the eyes. This exposes the inside surface of the eyelids which is very vascular and causes the eyes to be exposed and become irritated. In addition, the eyes can often bleed. It is a very difficult situation. ...Read more

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