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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
Few weeks: Blood takes a few weeks to resolve. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Many things: You need to see an eye doctor to make sure the cause for you is not a serious cause. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I have spells of double vision every once in a while along with a bloodshot eye. What could these indicate?
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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