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I Woke Up With An Extremely Red Eye Half Of The White Of My Eye Is Solid Red It Is Not Sore And Vision Is Fine Should I Seek Medical Attention
I woke up with an extremely red eye. Half of the white of my eye is solid red. It is not sore and vision is fine. Should I seek medical attention?
Yes.: Chances are it's probably a harmless subconjunctival hemorrhage (bruise in the eye) - maybe from rubbing your eye too much during the night or cough or sneezing. And especially without pain or blurry vision, it's even less concerning. However, you only have two eyes... If you're uncertain, get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Red Eye (Single) (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, drug side effects, etc. ...Read more
What does sore, swollen and red eye mean? My left bottom eye lid has been hurting for a few days now, feels kind of like a pimple to the touch and when i blink. I woke up this morning and my eye was swollen on the bottom lid and under my eye, red and sti
What : What you describe sounds like a chalazion or commonly known as a stye. Try placing a warm wash cloth on the lid three or four times daily. If the stye does not go away, there are other treatment options and surgical options you may discuss with your ophthalmologist. Styes can also be associated with lid margin disease. Lid margin disease is a common and frequently chronic inflammation of the eyelids. Symptoms include irritation, itching, and, occasionally, a red eye. This condition frequently occurs in people who tend to have oily skin, dandruff, or dry eyes. Bacteria normally reside on the skin, but in some people, they thrive in the skin at the base of the eyelashes. Nearby oil glands may be overactive, causing dandruff-like scales and particles to form along the lashes and eyelid margins, which can cause redness, stinging, or burning. Lid margin disease cannot be cured, but it can be controlled with a few simple, daily hygienic measures, such as the following: at least twice a day, place a warm, wet washcloth over your closed eyelids for a minute. Rewet it as it cools, two or three times. This will soften and loosen scales and debris. More important, it helps liquefy the oily secretions from the eyelidsâ€™ oil glands, which helps prevent the development of a chalazion, an inflamed lump in an eyelid oil gland. With your finger covered with a thin, wet washcloth, cotton swab, or commercial lint-free pad, gently scrub the base of the lashes for about 15 seconds per lid. When medications are necessary, they may include: artificial tears (over-the-counter eyedrops) to relieve symptoms of dry eye; antibiotics (oral or topical) to decrease bacteria on the eyelids; and steroids (short-term), to decrease inflammation. Medications alone are not sufficient to control lid margin disease; the application of warmth and detailed cleansing of the lashes daily is the key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I may have conjunctivitis, I have a red eye but it's not sore or scratchy. How should I treat it?
Hard to say: Conjunctivitis just means the tissue is irritated/inflamed. It could be allergies, viruses, bacteria, chemicals, trapped dust, etc. Without an evaluation it is hard to decide a treatment. The easiest home care would be just to use artificial tears for a while to wash out any irritant. If it persists, have it seen. ...Read more
I woke up with crusty red eyes. Had a fever of 101 3 days ago. Also are stuffy and have a cough and sore throat. What is it?
Several possibles: You could have just a really nasty viral respiratory tract infection to the starts of a sinus infection to strep throat to influenza (although latter is fairly uncommon this time of year). It also sounds like you have conjunctivitis on top of it (the eye symptoms). If viral, these things will run their course in 5-7 days, and you do supportive care of symptoms. If strep or sinus, need antibiotics. ...Read more
I've woken up with a swollen and sore red eye. As far as i'm aware, it's a stye. Any home remedies to fix it?
Warm compresses: A stye is a swelling of one of the small oil glands on the edge of your eyelids. A stye causes redness, swelling and tenderness of the lid margin. The best initial treatment is warm compresse to to the lid margin for about 5 minutes 4 times per day. ...Read more
Dad has a sore red eye with a pimple-like white bump on the white of his eye. What could this be? How could it be treated?
Pinguecula: This is a normal structure which the eye makes to defend itself against dust and wind. It is present next to the cornea (the front window) medially and laterally in the open space.It is more prominent during red eye conditions because it has few vessels, and so gets highlighted when the rest of the eye is red as it is paler. It does not need treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very sore red eye in corner for 2 weeks after optometrist said pingueculitus and to use gel drops for dry eye often. Wouldn't give me steroid drops...
Chest feels congested/sore, upper middle back pain, slightly stuffed nose, very little to no cough with no phlegm, throat doesn't feel sore, red eye ?
See your doctor: This isn't normal and your doctor will give you specific treatment after physically examining you. You may need to examine you for sinus or upper respiratory infection or symptoms to help you feel better. Rest and hydrate and reduce your high stress level. Avoid sugary sweets, processed foods, fried or non organic meats as well. Let your body and mind rest! ...Read more
I woke up with a red eye a few days ago with heavy mucus in the eye. I then started forming a light cough and now my other eye is red with heavy mucus?
Probably bacterial . See your doctor.
Woke up with a bit red eye. With a morning glory, put erythromycin. The pain is not reli signicant not itchy either. Will it pass?
Many things: Red eyes can be from inflammation from chronic allergies, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis (minor infection of the eyelid margin), meibomianitis (blocked ducts on eyelid margin. In addition, you may have inflammation on the top of the eye, episcleritis or scleritis or in the front to the eye, irtis. You need the right diagnosis to get the treatment to get rid of red eyes. You need an eye exa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last week I had an earache that went away with over the counter drops. Now I woke up with a red eye and pain around eyelid/brow area when touched. ???
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Woke up this morning with a red eye. i rubbed it and Now it hurts to even open it. I put a cloth on it and its kind of helping. But is it serious?
I woke up today with a red eye and it's watery. It was closed a bit because of it. On Tuesday, the doc tested me neg for strep but looks like it. What could this be?
Right eye hurts. Inside corner is red. Eye lashes hurt. Light don't bother it. Woke up like this.
See Eye MD: Sounds like an infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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