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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?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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I woke up 2days ago with a red eye. No pains no itches no discharge, just redness. What are the possible causes.
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
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