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Doctor insights on: Do Albino People Have Red Eyes

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Albinism (Definition)

A group of inherited disorders characterized by little ...Read more


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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?

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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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.

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

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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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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

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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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I woke up 2days ago with a red eye. No pains no itches no discharge, just redness. What are the possible causes.

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

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What is treat for red eyes?

What is treat for red eyes?

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

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What should I do 4 ichey & red eyes?

What should I do 4 ichey & red eyes?

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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What is the fastest way to cure red eyes?

What is the fastest way to cure red eyes?

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

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Is it possible for someone to have red eyes?

Is it possible for someone to have red eyes?

Albinos: If a person is albino, which mean genetically cannot make pigments, you will see blood vessels of the iris and it will seem red. ...Read more

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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

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I have red eyes. What is the possible causes?

I have red eyes. What is the possible causes?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities, including pink eyes, other conjunctivitis's, hangover etc. Have it checked by your doc. You might be contagious. ...Read more

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How to treat red eyes fast?

How to treat red eyes fast?

Preservative: Free artificial tears. Stay away from visine, it can cause more problems than help and cause rebound redness. ...Read more

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Is cool water good for red eyes?

Is cool water good for red eyes?

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

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What causes red eyes after sleep?

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

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Blood-shot and red eyes, what to do?

Blood-shot and red eyes, what to do?

If this is a: Chronic problem - please see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Are red eyes a possible sign of pneumonia?

Are red eyes a possible sign of pneumonia?

Well not usually: But if you have lack of sleep because you are coughing maybe that is cause eye redness. ...Read more

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What can I do about my red eyes in photos?

What can I do about my red eyes in photos?

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

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I have blood-shot and red eyes, what to do?

I have blood-shot and red eyes, what to do?

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

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What can I do to prevent recurring red eyes?

What can I do to prevent recurring red eyes?

See your doctor: Recurring red eyes is a sign of a problem. Your eye doctor can help you find what's going on and provide a solution. ...Read more

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How can you prevent from getting red eyes disease?

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

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Can you have Zika with red eyes as the only symptom?

Can you have Zika with red eyes as the only symptom?

Zika: 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
2. Rash,
3. Joint pain: arthritis and arthralgia
4. Non purulent Conjunctivitis (red eyes without much discharge)
5. Muscle pain
6. Headache
7. Pain behind the eyes
8. Vomiting ...Read more

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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

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What are the best drops for chronic red eyes without itchiness?

What are the best drops for chronic red eyes without itchiness?

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

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How do you treat bloodshot red eyes after getting punched in it?

How do you treat bloodshot red eyes after getting punched in it?

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

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What is the best way to resolve red eyes while wearing contacts?

What is the best way to resolve red eyes while wearing contacts?

Remove Lenses: 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

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Can doctors normaly tell when you. Are high? Even. With no red eyes

Can doctors normaly tell when you. Are high? Even. With no red eyes

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