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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


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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?didnt 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?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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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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Do lots of people get red eyes, or is it unusual?

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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Why are people with harlequin type ichthyosis disease born with red eyes?

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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Have used travatan for 7 mos. & have recently developed red eyes. People say i look tired. Why would this side effect not show up until after 7 mos.?

Have used travatan for 7 mos. & have recently developed red eyes. People say i look tired. Why would this side effect not show up until after 7 mos.?

Normal: It is common for sensitivity to certain eye drops to develop over time. It is different from being allergic to a bee sting. While most patients don't develop sensitivity to travatan, some do. There are other eye drops that can be tried. Also, slt laser is a good treatment. ...Read more

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