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Woke up yesterday and eye was very red no pain or itching just red I wear contacts so took contact out of red eye but eye is still red possible causes?

Woke up yesterday and eye was very red no pain or itching just red I wear contacts so took contact out of red eye but eye is still red possible causes?

Many: You should see your ophthalmologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old's inner corner of one eye is red. No pain, itching or swelling. It's been like that for 2 days.

My 8 yr old's inner corner of one eye is red. No pain, itching or swelling. It's been like that for 2 days.

Brocken Blood Vessel: Most probably he rubbed the eye accidentally or subconsciously, causing tear of a small blood vessel with resultant small bleeding called subconjunctival hemorrhage. It will resolve in a week or two. Not to worry. ...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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Just noticed my left eye is really red. No pain, no itching, no pus, no vision loss. Just red. On computer for 4 hours straight. Is that the cause?

Just noticed my left eye is really red. No pain, no itching, no pus, no vision loss. Just red. On computer for 4 hours straight. Is that the cause?

Bleed: Sounds like a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. As long as the vision is unchanged and there is no pain, everything should be fine. If it is a little irritated, then you can use an artificial tear up to 4 times a day to lubricate. This is due to a blood vessel leaking blood and is usually without cause. Sometimes straining or blood thinner can cause this. If it continues to happen, follow up! ...Read more

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Eye redness and itching when wearing contacts. Could I be allergic?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I wear contact lenses and often suffer from itching and red eye. What is going on?

I wear contact lenses and often suffer from itching and red eye. What is going on?

Probably allergy: Sounds like you could be allergic. It could be due to solutions, the lenses (giant papillary conjunctivitis) or even unrelated to both. I would check with your eye doctor on this. ...Read more

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I have 1 really bloody almost all red eye for 3 days. Its not pink eye. There was no impact to eye. No pain or itching. I can see fine. Cause? Remedy?

I have 1 really bloody almost all red eye for 3 days. Its not pink eye. There was no impact to eye. No pain or itching. I can see fine. Cause? Remedy?

Hemorrhage: Sounds like a sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. As long as the vision is unchanged and there is no pain, everything should be fine. This is due to a blood vessel leaking blood and is usually without cause. Sometimes straining or blood thinner can cause this. If it continues to happen, follow up with eye md. Could be episcleritis, use artificial tears. ...Read more

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Child has red eye on one side looks like pink eye but no itching or burning?

Child has red eye on one side looks like pink eye but no itching or burning?

Pink eye: Conjunctivitis or "pink eye" doesn't always itch or burn. Allergic conjunctivitis can resemble infectious conjunctivitis but is usually on both sides. A foreign body is another possibility. You probably should have your pediatrician take a look at it. ...Read more

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What is this thread coming out of my red eye, and settles on my skin making it itch?

What is this thread coming out of my red eye, and settles on my skin making it itch?

Mucous?: You could be describing mucous strands. There can be variety of reasons, but most commonly dry eyes or any eye irritants can cause you to produce mucous and cause itchiness. ...Read more

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I have one eye that is red the other is not. The red eye feels dry and does not itch, hurt nor is it oozing pus or have crust. What do I have?

Could be dry: It's less likely allergy or infection due to lack of symptom except the redness and dryness. You may have dry eye on that side. Just be careful with hand and eye hygiene if in case is a viral conjuctivitis that way you will not spread to other eye or others. Use artificial tears, heat pack and baby shampoo wash the lashes. If after couple of days it does not go away then see an eye doc. ...Read more

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Does conjuctivitus always itch? My son has a red eye, with mucus coming from the top eyelid. But it doesn't itch or hurt.

Does conjuctivitus always itch? My son has a red eye, with mucus coming from the top eyelid. But it doesn't itch or hurt.

Not always: A red eye with mucous discharge is a reliable sign of conjunctivitis and should be evaluated and treated. Itching is not a constant sign of conjunctivitis. It is more constant with allergic causes. Let me know if I can help further by contacting me online. ...Read more

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Itch inner eyelid n eyecorner, stimes in place whre eyelashes grow, feel sth wedge in eyecorner, stimes lid swelling itch n red. Eye not red/watery. Cause?

Itch inner eyelid n eyecorner, stimes in place whre eyelashes grow, feel sth wedge in eyecorner, stimes lid swelling itch n red. Eye not red/watery. Cause?

Blepharitis: It sound like you are describing multiple symptoms related to the edge of the eyelids. This is usually due to blepharitis. See your eye doctor to be sure. Warm compresses and lid scrubs can be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a small white dot on the edge of my iris its irritated with redness in a line from the dot to bottom of my eye. Its been 2 days it itches.

I have a small white dot on the edge of my iris its irritated with redness in a line from the dot to bottom of my eye. Its been 2 days it itches.

Staph Margin Infiltr: A staphylococcal marginal infiltrate is the most likely diagnosis fitting your description, but a phlyctenule is also possible. SMI is associated with eyelash dandruff (blepharitis) so washing your eyelids and lashes might help with natural healing. See an ophthalmologist for a complete eye examination. If inside the eye, an iris cyst is possible, and a visit to an EyeMD will clarify the diagnosis ...Read more

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Swelling and puffy under left eye only. Happens every month or so. Doesn't hurt, only itches. No redness in eye. Occasional swelling in eye?

Swelling and puffy under left eye only. Happens every month or so. Doesn't hurt, only itches. No redness in eye. Occasional swelling in eye?

Allergy: Sounds like allergic, most likely contact related since only on one side. Such as you sleep on your left side and every month you use the same laundry detergent or something of the sort. ...Read more

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My lacrimal punctum is hurting. It itches and it feels a bit sore. Underneath the inner corner of my eye I see redness. What could it be? Is it a stye

My lacrimal punctum is hurting. It itches and it feels a bit sore. Underneath the inner corner of my eye I see redness. What could it be? Is it a stye

Itching can be a: Symptom of an allergic response or inflammation. The associated swelling of the delicate tissue could contribute to the discomfort as well. A chalazion (stye) would present itself on the lid margin or eyelid itself. You may want to consider an OTC allergy drop and if not better in 24 hours see your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Skin itch (no redness) started 2 yrs ago, feet & hands, then scrotum. It comes & goes. Now it itches more, puffy eyes and redness on neck. What is it?

Rash: Might be hives which look like a mosquito bite which are red, raised and intensely itchy. They can pop up on any part of the body. But I don't like the rash spreading to the scrotum. Maybe it should be seen just to be safe. ...Read more

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Are there ways to eliminate eye redness?

Are there ways to eliminate eye redness?

Yes: The fastest way is to use over the counter drops like visine. However, using these on a continual basis will actually lead to more redness. A better solution is to discover the cause of the redness by seeing your eye doctor. Then the cause can be treated rather than the symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I prevent eye redness?

How can I prevent eye redness?

Prevention?: The eye's normal response to anything that irritates it is to become red ;/or to tear ;/or to make more mucous. Trying to protect the ocular surface with glasses, sunglasses, broad brimmed hat, artificial teardrop applications, to blink more, to rest them when tired, to eliminate environmental irritants, and to use antihistamine drops when itchy may all help. But to prevent redness is not likely. ...Read more

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What can I do about stinging eye redness?

What can I do about stinging eye redness?

Artificial tears: It sounds like your eyes are dry. Lubricating eye drops are helpful and may be used several times per day. Warm compresses to your closed eyelids may also soothe your eyes by stimulating your eyelids to aide in oil secretion. Humidifying your local living environment, avoiding direct air movement, decrease computer/electronic usage, think blink all may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does eye redness associated with common cold last?

How long does eye redness associated with common cold last?

Acute phase: Redness of the eyes with common cold should subside with the resolution of acute symptoms, usually about three days. ...Read more

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Eye redness for the past week, help how to improve eye health?

Eye redness for the past week, help how to improve eye health?

Red eyes: Have many possible causes. In the absence of any other symptoms, eye redness is not really a problem. You can try reducing this by using artificial tears on a regular basis. Do not use "get the red out" drops regularly because these just temporarily reduce eye redness but don't help the underlying cause of the problem. See your eye doctor for further suggestions. ...Read more

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What can I do about eye redness for a few days after wearing contacts?

Eye exam, refitting: The eyes should not be injected or red for several days after wearing contacts. In fact, you should stop wearing them until they can be re-evaluated. They could be fitting improperly leading to decreased oxygen to the eye, or you could be sensitive to the lens material or solutions. You might be overwearing the lenses, or they may be bringing problems with dry eye or allergy. ...Read more

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What causes eye redness, my eye opthalmologist said it is fine but my eyes are still red?

Many things: Redness is a marker of inflammation. The inflammation can be due to infection, allergy, dryness and a number of other things. If it persists, go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is all eye redness called conjunctivitis?

Is all eye redness called conjunctivitis?

No: Conjunctivitis is defined as inflammation of the conjunctiva. One of the principle markers of inflammation is redness caused by dilation of the blood vessels. Therefore, all forms of conjunctivitis have varying degrees of associated redness. However, not all redness is caused by conjunctivitis. For example, a broken blood vessel can cause redness but is not caused by inflammation. ...Read more

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What causes. Eye. Redness?

What causes. Eye. Redness?

Permanent?: Dry eyes (from reduced tear production) are the most likely cause but exposure to any irritant can do the same. Try some artificial tear 3 to 4 x daily. See eye doctor if not improved after a couple of weeks. I assume that there is no itching. ...Read more

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How can I remove eye redness?

How can I remove eye redness?

This is worth an eye: Redness is a symptom not a disease. You need to find the underlying cause of your redness. ...Read more

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How can I remove my eye redness?

How can I remove my eye redness?

"red out" drops: If the redness is from allergy, dryness, or irritation, then "gets the red out" drops can whiten the eye. This is useful for pictures and social occasions but should not be used chronically as this type of drops is drying. Use lubricating or tear replacement drops for chronic use. ...Read more

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How to make eye redness go away?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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How can you get eye redness out?

Eyedrops: There are eyedrops entitled "gets the red out" available in most pharmacies which can do this. Be sure that the redness is not due to something which needs treatment. If this is acute, is changing vision, or is accompanied by discharge from the eye, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more