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How Much Should I Worry About Blood Shot Eyes
Not too much: Blood shot eyes are usually caused by fatigue, dry eyes or allergies. Some would also classify subconjunctival hemorrhage as bloodshot. As long as the cause is known, there is usually no worry. If there is sudden onset without a cause, see an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloodshot eyes: Blood shot eyes have many causes, such as dry eye, fatigue, allergy, alcohol consumption, conjunctivitis, iritis, thyroid disease. You can try some artificial tears, such as theratears, but if the redness persists, then seek care from your local ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Blood shot eye, also called red eye is a non-specific term to describe an eye that appears red due to illness or injury, ranging from dry eyes, or allergies to much more serious things such as bacterial infections. If not too painful, nor traumatic and infrequent, i would recommend otc artificial tear lubricants 3-4x/day. If symptoms still persist or worsen, then see an ophthalmologist (eye md). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Bloodshot eyes caused by a subconjunctival hemorrhage can take up to 2 weeks or longer to go away. If the eye is pink (inflammation, allergy, infection), it may improve quickly with the appropriate treatment. A trip to the eye doctor can help sort out what is going on and how best to treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe but not likely: It is not uncommon to get a subconjunctival hemorrhage once or twice in your life. It is far less common to develop recurrent bouts, such as annually. If this happens more than once per year, have an evaluation. The doctor may recommend some blood work to ensure that you are fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not common: Most people go through life without getting eye problems blood shot eyes which usually are infectious or due to bleeding can happen to anyone, but need exposure or trauma to produce these. Other causes can also happen but mostly these happen infrequently. Don't worry but seek help if it happens to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dryness: Soft contact lenses are a "barrier" to oxygen permeability of the cornea. Wearing poorly fitted contacts, wearing contacts for too many hours in the day, sleeping in contacts, not changing contacts regularly can all lead to dryness and poor oxygen delivery to the cornea. Dryness and poor oxygen delivery can lead to red, irritated eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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