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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 more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


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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 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 eyelids’ 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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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Woke up with a red eye do I aee a doctor or optometrist?

Woke up with a red eye do I aee a doctor or optometrist?

Ophthalmologist: Best is to see an ophthalmologist who is an md trained "real" eyedoctor. You should go especially if you have a change in the vision or pain or discharge. ...Read more

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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 more

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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.???

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.???

Probably unrelated: This sounds like conjunctivitis, which may or may not be related to the ear infection, did you have a cold? See your Dr. To determine if the conjunctivitis is viral or bacterial. He/she can provide appropriate treatment for either. ...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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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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Woke up this morning with a watery, red eye, with yellow discharge. Now it is less red. Could this be pink eye?

Woke up this morning with a watery, red eye, with yellow discharge. Now it is less red. Could this be pink eye?

Yes and NO: More likely an allergic reaction/ Irritation.
Rx with Cold compresses (ice pack and wipe with ice cold wipes periodically.)
Avoid wearing Contacts (If you have one)
If redness and watering continues even tomorrow, please get examined. ...Read more

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Under eye redness-cause and treatment. Area under left eye red puffy and little sore?

Could be a stye: This might be an obstructed gland in the eyelid. If there only mild swelling or tenderness and no double vision or visual loss, try some warm compresses for a few days. ...Read more

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Woke up entire eye red eye what is it?

Woke up entire eye red eye what is it?

Subconjunctival heme: If there is a patch of red on the surface of your eye, and your vision is unaffected, and you have no pain, it is possible that you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage -- essentially a bruise on your eyeball. You should see an eye md for evaluation. ...Read more

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Doc tested me neg for strep Tuesday. Looks like strep, & pimple-like in back of throat. Lost my voice. Today, woke up w/red eye. Why? What is it?

Doc tested me neg for strep Tuesday. Looks like strep, & pimple-like in back of throat. Lost my voice. Today, woke up w/red eye. Why? What is it?

Probably viral: This sounds like adenovirus. Adenovirus will give you a sore throat and also cause conjunctivitis. Drink lots of fluids, should get better soon. Also laryngitis (losing voice) goes along with viral illness. ...Read more

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Could my eye redness be related to a sore throat?

Could my eye redness be related to a sore throat?

Probably: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Sore eyes/discharge/eyes stuck together/ red eyes -what is it? And should she stay off school?

Viral conjunctivitis: You may have pink eye (viral conjunctivitis). This is contagious and can be spread by your hands and anything you touch. I recommend you stay home from school and go to your eye doctor to rule out other conditions such as allergy or infection. Wash your hands, use cool compresses to the eyes and artificial tears to help with your symptoms. It will go away in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Had sore red eyes few days n very watery but feel dry inside eyes also tired eyes. Also runny left nostril? What is it an what will help

Had sore red eyes few days n very watery but feel dry inside eyes also tired eyes. Also runny left nostril? What is it an what will help

Red eyes and congest: Red eyes and nasal congestion could be due to common cold, flu or allergic rhinnitis. But red eyes with pain alone could be due serious eye conditions like uveitis. ...Read more

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What can be done for red eyes that are very red and sore?

One or both eyes: It could be that you are very tired, you injured your eye, or a foreign body is in the eye. Do not rub the eye. Try commerial eye drops. If you think something is in your eye, with cleanhands lift your upper eyelid over the lower one to see if the irriation goes away. Take out contacts. See an optometrist if this is not helping. ...Read more

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Bloodshot eye everyday, red/sore eye as soon as I wake up in the morning. Glaucoma or just dry eye? 20 yo asian male; no family history of glaucoma.

Red eye: Not enough information, is there tearing, eye pain, blurry vision, any other symptoms such as fever, sore throat, swollen glands, cracked red lips, any allergy symptoms, cough, how long you had it? You need to see your 1ry care physician & ophthalmologist. Feel better. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more