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How long does a bloodshot eye take to get better?

How long does a bloodshot eye take to get better?

Variable: Bloodshot eyes will clear at different rates depending upon the cause. Allergic might clear overnight with antiallergic eyedrops, viral infections clear in 3-10 days. Bacterial more rapidly with topical antibiotics. Eyes with subconjunctival hemorrhage might take two weeks to clear out the blood. Alcoholic induced blood shot eyes might clear overnight. ...Read more

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How long does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) take to clear up bloodshot eye?

How long does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) take to clear up bloodshot eye?

Conjunctivitis: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is very effective antibiotic for an eye infection. It has prompt action and for most infectious conjunctivitis the eyes lo0k better in 48 hours. However should continue with the drops for 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Why do people get extremely bad bloodshot eye?

Numerous reasons: The eyes get bloodshot when they are inflamed. The inflammation can be a result of many things including trauma, dryness, infection, allergies and chemicals. See your eye doctor to find the cause so the correct treatment can be applied. ...Read more

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I just used bloodshot eye drops to take away the redness however, now theres a stinging pain and it slighltly took the redness away.

I just used bloodshot eye drops to take away the redness however, now theres a stinging pain and it slighltly took the redness away.

Dry eye: This suggests you have a dry eye syndrome and using the appropriate drops...starting with arificial tears and advancing, should be effective. Use drops as often as needed You will get no benefit by keeping them in the container. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a bloodshot eye? I have had a red speck in my eye since I was a little girl. Is there any way to clear it up?

How to get rid of a bloodshot eye?  I have had a red speck in my eye since I was a little girl.  Is there any way to clear it up?

Maybe : Episodically red eyes may be from dryness, allergies, lack of sleep, environmental conditions/exposures, etc. A trial of preservative free artificial tears 4 to 6 times/day during the "red-eye" time may be helpful.For itchy eyes, a medication like Zaditor (ketotifen) may relieve symptoms. The red spot you describe maybe a Nevus, Angioma, melanosis, or other, all of which requires exam. It won't go away. ...Read more

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How can I fix my bloodshot eye?

No simple answer: Try basic moist compresses, warm and then cold, plain lubricating drops (not the "take the red out" ones!)
if there is pain, light sensitivity and /or decrease vision, seek medical atteniton. ...Read more

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What does a bloodshot eye look like?

What does a bloodshot eye look like?

Red: If due to inflammation there is moderate redness mostly with some swelling. If due to hemorrhage, it can be strikingly red which persists until the blood is absorbed. ...Read more

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What could be causing one bloodshot eye?

What could be causing one bloodshot eye?

Some thoughts: Couple common problems can do this: corneal abrasion (scratched eye)-perhaps something got into that eye. Subconjunctival hemorrhage-when a tiny blood vessel beneath the surface of the eye breaks (not always assoc with a known injury). It's usually painless and resolves w/in 2 wks w/o specific tx. If you have other bleeding/bruising problems, high bp, vision loss/changes, significant pain see doc. ...Read more

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Can bloodshot eye can be caused by light?

Can  bloodshot eye can be caused by  light?

Unlikely: Although bright light may irritate u eyes , but at the same time u need ti r/o infection. It is better to see your PCP. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a bloodshot eye?

What's the best way to treat a bloodshot eye?

Tx cause: Depends on the cause. If from "pink eye"-time & maybe antibiotic eye drops. If from allergies-tx w/ allergy med. If from subconjunctival hemorrhage (tiny broken blood vessel in 1 eye only)-heals on it's own w/in 2 wks. If from corneal abrasion or ulcer-need to see eye doc for tx. If from lack of sleep-sleep more. If not improving w/ initial tx-pls see your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a bloodshot eye?

Depends on the cause: See your eye doctor to find out why the eye is bloodshot. Than you can find out how long it will be that way. ...Read more

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What could cause one bloodshot eye with no pain?

Many things: If it actually looks like a small amt of blood, could be a subconjunctival hemorrhage, which is common, painless and doesn't affect vision. Other causes of red eyes (of which there are many) can have an asymmetric presentation, anything from pink eye, blepharitis, dry eye, allergies, hsv conjunctivitis, etc. Mild cases of these things may not cause pain. ...Read more

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Please tell me what should I do about my bloodshot eye?

Please tell me what should I do about my bloodshot eye?

Possible infection: A bloodshot eye can be caused by many things, including trauma, infection, inflammation, dryness, and many others. Cause also depends on if you wear contact lenses, or if there is pain, or if there is blurred vision. A bloodshot eye is always a reason to visit your eye doctor ASAP. Do not rely on over-the-counter remedies to help you. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i had a bloodshot eye all day, what is this?

Depends on cause: "Bloodshot" can mean many things to many people. Allergies can cause redness and itching, but a dark red (blood) color can be a subconjunctival hemorrhage. If that occurs a general Ophthalmology exam is in order. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have bloodshot eye after pink eye?

Is it normal to have bloodshot eye after pink eye?

During & after: During "pink eye" people generally have red "bloodshot" eyes, and this can persist for a little while once you've treated the pink eye, but it should gradually resolve. If it isn't then you'd need to consider alternative causes of red eye (ex allergies, corneal abrasion, subconjuctival hemorrhage, blepharitis, dry eyes, others), and this may necessitate a trip to the eye doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have a red bloodshot eye?

Why do I have a red bloodshot eye?

See ophthalmologist: Before treatment can be started, a reason for your condition must be determined. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes dry, itchy, bloodshot eye?

What causes dry, itchy, bloodshot eye?

Hmm long answer: Lots of things.

I recommend you go to an eye doctor.

Some people will use drops as a temporary solution. ...Read more

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What causes a bloodshot eye if no trauma?

Many causes: There are many potential causes of red eyes unrelated to to trauma. These include ocular surfaces conditions such as dry eyes, blepharitis and allergies, although there are other potential causes as well. A thorough eye examination can shed some light on the issue. ...Read more

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I have a really red, bloodshot eye. What could it be?

I have a really red, bloodshot eye. What could it be?

Hard to say: without more details and an exam. Could be many things. If it is persistent, then I would recommend having it looked at. Good luck. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a bloodshot eye. What causes bloodshot eyes?

Many things: You need to see an eye doctor to make sure the cause for you is not a serious cause. ...Read more

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My son has a bloodshot eye and hes had it since yesterday. I've jus noticed its bloodshot in the other eye aswell now so i don't no what this is?

My son has a bloodshot eye and hes had it since yesterday. I've jus noticed its bloodshot in the other eye aswell now so i don't no what this is?

Possible infection: Conjunctivitis or "pink eye" very commonly starts in one eye and then goes to the other. Sometimes "bloodshot eyes" can be a subconjunctival hemorrhage or "popped blood vessel" but this is rare to be in both eyes at once. If he starts to develop a discharge or other symptoms, he should be seen by an ophthalmologist to see if antibiotic drops are required. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a bloodshot eye a side effect of chemotherapy?

I was wondering is a bloodshot eye a side effect of chemotherapy?

Possible infection: This could be a possible side effect of chemotherapy, but that would more commonly affect both eyes, with redness, irritation, and possible dryness. If it's only one eye, you must consider an infection as a possibility, or inflammation in the eye. If the redness is a deep color, like blood, one of the surface blood vessels may have popped; this is harmless;visit your eye doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have a bloodshot eye and a headache and eyes are running what does that sound like?

I have a bloodshot eye and a headache and eyes are running what does that sound like?

Acute glaucoma-c doc: It sounds like you need to see an eye doc asap. It is possible that you have acute glaucoma (increase pressure inside eye), or a significant infection which needs to be evaluated and treated urgently. Don't wait, please call doc now. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please answer! what might cause a bloodshot eye with small cyst-like bump?

Please answer! what might cause a bloodshot eye with small cyst-like bump?

Stye/chalazeon: If this bump is sore and red it could be a stye, or chalazeon. Also, the eye itself could be infected or involved. A stye is typically treated with several days of using warm compresses; but the only way to be sure is to visit your eye doctor ASAP to find the exact cause and get the proper treatment. Do not rely on over the counter remedies unless your doctor recommends them. ...Read more

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Very red bloodshot eye in corner. Followed by headache on that side. Serious?

Very red bloodshot eye in corner. Followed by headache on that side. Serious?

Red eye: The two may not be related. I would recommend an evaluation by an ophthalmologist, particularly at your age if you have not had a relatively recent examination. ...Read more

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I have spells of double vision every once in a while along with a bloodshot eye. What could these indicate?

Well...: Some peopel think blurred vision is double vision. Cover one eye and then the next. If you have clear vision through both eyes. Then you have double vision.

If you have blurred vision only from one eye
then you have something wrong with that one eye. ...Read more

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Bloodshot eye with blister?

Bloodshot eye with blister?

Blister: Sounds like subconjunctival hemorrhage with area of clearing or fluid filled epithelial inclusion cyst. ...Read more